Day of Service: May 9 in Amsterdam

We’ve found a wonderful project for the Yale Day of Service on Saturday, May 9 and we really hope you can join us.  In the (translated) words of the organization we are helping out (Stichting Meer Groen):
There is a special story with this site. It is a 40ha site in Osdorp called Westgaarde. This seems to be the place where a particular orchid grows most extensively in the Netherlands, maybe even in Europe. This orchid is just now poking its head above ground and there are about 15,000-40,000 of them on the site. The manager has contacted me because he would like to begin managing it ecologically. The orchids appear to have a preference for nutrient poor soil prevalent here.  

Possible tasks are:
1. Save the orchids by getting rid of weeds

2. Hang up about 45 birdhouses
3. There is a forested border around the cemetery where we would like to make a walking path, which means doing some forestry management (sawing and so forth).

Come and join us. Children and partners are very welcome (and mine, ages 5 and 7, are coming). Everyone should wear old clothes and sturdy shoes that can get dirty.

Time: 10:00
Address: Begraafplaats Westgaarde, Ookmeerweg 273-275, 1067 SP Amsterdam.

Please reply to for confirmation and to get final details.
Join Sonia Sotomayor and thousands of other Yale alum in the annual Day of Service.

A note from Harmony, our organiser:
I’ve found the previous Days of Service quite a lot of fun and very personally rewarding and it would be nice to share that experience with all of you.
All the best,
Harmony Folz

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