Bring your green thumb, gloves and gardening tools and help dress up the Astoria Riverwalk from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday by the railroad depot.

AmeriCorps members from Astoria Parks and Community Services and Clatsop County Health and Human Services are organizing a community effort to plant shrubs, paint tables and create chalk drawings to brighten up the walk just east of the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

They are also asking the community for donations of refreshments for the participants, plants, planting soil, tables, paint and the use of gloves and tools. Red or yellow stem dogwood, rambling roses, Oregon grape, dwarf willow, currant, spirea, ceonothus and astilbe are desired for natural landscaping.

Donations can be dropped off at the work site Saturday afternoon or arrange for pickup earlier by calling AmeriCorps members April Schmidt at 338-3600, Ext. 1905, and Laura Parker at 325-7275.

Stop Oregon Littering and Vandalism (SOLV) provided a $125 grant for the project. Clatsop County Master Gardeners, Oregon State University Extension Service and the Columbia River Maritime Museum provided other help.


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