EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- A grassroots effort is moving forward in Eugene
to “restore” Washington Jefferson Park
through volunteer efforts.
Organizers of the Un-Occupy Eugene group have created an effort called “Restore the Park” with the intension of raising volunteer donations of time, labor, materials and more to help replant Washington Jefferson Park.
As Occupy Eugene protestors move out of the park, Eugene Parks and Open Space is planning to do some kind of park rehabilitation work.
Mike Weber is one of the organizers of the Un-Occupy Eugene Facebook group. The group is hoping people will join the “Restore the Park”event for updates. The plan is to get as many people together as possible to do some of the work to restore Washington Jefferson Park to its original state.
Weber says ideally, he’d like to save the taxpayers from footing some of the bill. Weber says the group is also open to the idea of working alongside Occupy Eugene protestors, who’ve also stated their intentions to restore the park.
“It's been great I mean the community is behind getting this park put back together again and I think it's a positive thing, they have a positive idea and they want to do something positive, says Weber.
Weber says he and others are working with local businesses to see if they can get any support.
If you’d like to donate or get involved, visit the group’s Facebook event at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/events/295810427127806/