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 issues and opportunities 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, SNAC hopes to draw a dedicated core of neighborhood residents to provide long-term involvement in the overall quality of the natural environment in the neighborhood.
SNAC works to enable SMILE to effectively address issues and opportunities involving the overall quality of our neighborhood’s natural environment. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 6-7pm at the SMILE Station.