About the SMILE Stewardship of Natural Amenities Committee (SNAC)
The Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood has an abundance of natural resources and opportunities for enjoying nature. Over the years SMILE has created a number of formal and informal ad-hoc committees committed to preserving and enhancing various natural amenities within the neighborhood. Examples include the Friends of Oaks Bottom, the Springwater Corridor Committee, the Golf Junction Park Committee, the Crystal Springs Collaborative, the Tree Inventory Committee and our partnership with Friends of Trees. While interest in many of these committees has waxed and waned over time and some of the committees have become dormant, there is a continuing benefit to keeping a core group of SMILE members paying attention to the topics that inspired these committee in the first place.
The goal of SNAC is to enable SMILE to effectively address issues and opportunities involving natural amenities found within and adjacent to the neighborhood. While the focus of the committee will change with the passage of time and interest of its members, SNAC hopes to draw a dedicated core of neighborhood residents to provide long-term involvement in the overall quality of the natural environment in Sellwood-Moreland.
SNAC meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6-7:15pm at the SMILE Station (SE 13th and Tenino).
The best way to stay up to date on SNAC activities and related events is by joining the SNAC email listserve.
CURRENT SNAC PROJECTS
Westmoreland Park Grand Re-opening and Salmon Celebration: Saturday, October 25th, 11-4. Celebrate the return of salmon to the restored Crystal Springs Creek, enjoy the city’s first nature-based play area, and share in Native American culture. This is a free and family-friendly event. Volunteers needed! Can you pitch in to help out? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the October 1st monthly SNAC meeting.