The Oregon Film & Television Office thanked Leverage for four great seasons shooting in the Portland Metro area by donating four trees to be planted in metro neighborhoods through the Friends Of Trees non-profit program. Leverage’s Producer, Dean Devlin, was presented with a certificate noting the dates and neighborhoods the trees will be planted by Senator Ginny Burdick (and, naturally, the certificate was printed on 100% recycled, FSC certified paper). Given Devlin’s interest in green issues (he was Executive Producer on the documentary, “Who Killed The Electric Car“) it was an appropriate way to say a big thank you for choosing Portland and keeping the memory of Leverage alive and well for years to come.
Friends Of Trees has been in existence since 1989 and has overseen the planting of 450,000 trees in the Portland-Vancouver and Eugene-Springfield areas. “Three years ago, in partnership with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, Friends of Trees launched its successful Plant It Portland! campaign to add more street trees to neighborhoods than ever before”. The Film Office is excited to now be a part of this program and the donated trees are due to to be planted starting January 19th in the Laurelhurst, N. Tabor neighborhood. The rest will be planted on three separate occasions in February and March in the Boise, Eliot, Humbolt neighborhood; the St. John’s, Cathedral Park, University Park neighborhood and lastly in the Alameda, Irvington, Sabin and Grant neighborhood.