"To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of the native trees, plants and birds, to encourage civic beauty, and to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education."
September 15, 2016: 10:15am, Thursday
National Parks Centennial Celebration
Speaker – Tracy Fortmann, Superintendent of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
The programs and events listed in the monthly speaker program are open to the community. Coffee is served at 9:30 and the presentation begins at 10:15.
About:: Tracy Fortmann, Superintendent at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, has directed the transformation of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site from a sleepy outpost of outdated exhibits into a vibrant educational experience, a boon to local communities, and a national example of progressive cultural resource management. She worked with other federal agencies, community leaders, and tribal groups to address the challenges and opportunities afforded by the transfer of U.S. Army Reserves’ Vancouver Barracks facility to NPS ownership mandated by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. By adaptively reusing historic buildings while safeguarding significant features and cultural landscapes, Fortmann was able to accommodate new and productive uses while leveraging various funding sources to benefit such diverse resources as the historic Hudson Bay Company cemetery, Native American gravesites, the park’s Mission 66 visitor center, and the barracks buildings themselves.
The Portland Garden Club is located at the corner of SW Main and SW Vista near the north end of the Vista Bridge.
McLaughlin House at Fort Vancouver
Inspired by Italian musical terms, we hope Opus for Spring
will move you to join in the fun!
Click on the Opus logo to access the schedule.
Registration opens October 1st.