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Greening the M&M Swap Meet

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Join us at Hillsboro’s Multicultural Market!

We’ll be ripping up small portions of pavement and doing lots of other landscaping to improve the Market with stormwater facilities, native plantings, trees, and more.

About the Swap Meet — Started in 2000 by Jaime Miranda and his family, the M&M Swap Meet is the region’s oldest authentic Mexican market. It is home to dozens of Latino vendors offering a wide range of Central and South American products and cuisine, as well as various repair and business services. Read more about this unique community place in this article from the Oregonian: M&M Swap Meet brings a taste of Mexico to Hillsboro and on the M&M website.


Work will be done with two shifts of volunteers, starting at 9am and going until 3pm. Volunteers are encouraged to come in the morning to depave – orientation is at 8:45. However, there will be many other tasks to help with and all are welcome to come at any time during the day and stay for as long/short as desired.

Depave will provide all the necessary tools, gloves, safety gear, and food.

Due to the physical nature of the work planned, volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and clothing appropriate for tough work and fall weather.

Closed-toed shoes are required – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome! We will have activities for young stewards to be involved in the work, but parents are responsible for attending their children. Unaccompanied minors, please email us in advance about a parent/guardian’s signature.

Please sign up below for one of two shifts.

This project is funded by a Nature in Neighborhoods grant from Metro, with implementation support from Clean Water Services.

  

Details

Date:
October 7
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Organizer

Eric Rosewall
Email:
eric@depave.org

Venue

M&M Swap Meet
346 SW Walnut Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123
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