Waterlink Web gives back

Earth Day 2018

Volunteers gathered at the 2018 Pier Park Pick-Up organized by Waterlink Web
Volunteers from Waterlink Web, Starbucks, Portland Brewing Company, Friends of Pier Park, and U of O Portland Alumni joined together to celebrate Earth Day at the 2018 SOLVE Pier Park Pick-Up. The event was organized by Waterlink Web to improve and protect Pier Park.

Waterlink Web proved once again that our ethics include giving back and helping our community. On April 21st, working with Friends of Pier Park, we spearheaded the SOLVE Pier Park Pick-Up event, resulting in:

  • Building new paths designed to protect the forest floor from the thousands of Pier Park disc golfers
  • Over 200 pounds of debris and litter picked up and bagged
  • An acre of blackberries dug up and removed from a recently planted native plants area.

Of course, we did not do this alone. SOLVE provided supplies and an easy-to-use event registration platform that encourages lots of people to get involved. Participating companies included Starbucks who sent coffee, treats, and volunteers, Portland Brewing Company who sent volunteers only, and the U of O Ducks Portland Alumni who turned out in school colors to work at improving and protecting Pier Park. Thanks also goes out to New Seasons for the healthy treats and bananas and to the Stumptown Disc Golf crew who focused their work on disc golf course improvements. Thank you also to the Friends of Pier Park Vice Chair, Kelly Pergande, who requested and organized the food donations.

Below are some pictures from the event.

Waterlink Web is a corporate sponsor of Friends of Pier Park. We manage and host the FoPP website, email members monthly, and organize the annual Pier Park Pick-Up.

By Mary Ann Aschenbrenner

Mary Ann is a website designer and developer working with small businesses and nonprofit organizations. She works and lives in St. Johns, a neighborhood in North Portland.

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