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
Project Wild Thing Film Screening + Community Discussion: June 1, 6-9pm at the SMILE Station- FREE!
The Sellwood Gap Project A community-driven project to improve wildlife habitat along the Springwater Corridor Trail.
Oaks Bottom Overlook Project Meet your new pocket park and Backyard Habitat Demonstration Project!
Coyote Awareness Project Promoting coexistence between the people, pets and wildlife that call this neighborhood home.
Duck…duck…goose! Tag: You’re it! How you can help stop people from the feeding of waterfowl at Westmoreland Park.