April Showers Bring May Flowers….
If this old saying holds true, then we are all going to be awash in flowers very soon. In 2022 Portland broke the record for the wettest April in recorded city history with over 5.60 inches of rainfall, and this year hasn’t been much dryer. Depending on the next 10 days, we could break the record again. In the first 20 days of April 2023, we have already had 4.7 inches of rain. That is well over the yearly average for the month of April, which is 2.89 inches. Hopefully global warming brings us some dryer days very soon.
Darren White Photography
Happy Earth Day!
Did you know that April 22nd is always Earth Day, and that it was started in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson after he noticed people protesting the Vietnam War? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was approved by President Richard Nixon in 1970 because of the Earth Day movement. This led to other legislation on clean air, clean water, toxic substances, and endangered species. Today, over 192 countries celebrate Earth Day. There is even an Earth Day Anthem, which was written in 2013 by Abhay Kumar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQz8jxJLNOA
Free Yard Debris Drop Off Day For Tualatin Residents:
Saturday May 13, 2023 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Support the Tualatin Food Pantry!
Yard debris consists of leaves, weeds, grass clippings, branches, and pruning’s no larger than 8 inches in diameter or 8 feet in length.
REMEMBER! Please bring proof of Tualatin residency
Currently the Pantry’s most urgent needs include: canned fruits (no applesauce please), canned vegetables, canned meals (spaghettios, ravioli, chili, etc.) boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, cereal, dried beans, bags of rice, bulk cooking/baking items (ex: flour, salt, sugar, spices) and hygiene items such as toilet paper, shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, toothpaste, feminine products, and powdered laundry soap (bulk is fine!)
The Pantry is always in need of paper grocery bags and small/medium empty boxes.
Please do not bring expired items!