The Foster Floodplain Natural Area will be a lively stop during the East Portland Sunday Parkways this weekend. Visitors between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 11 can:
- Enjoy food, ice cream and games.
- Listen to music by Portland bluegrass band Train River.
- See Audubon’s Birds of Prey.
- Get free basic bike maintenance by volunteers from Bike Farm.
- Take a guided tour of the natural area.
- Pick up a free fish hat.
Environmental Services staff ran out of fish hats at last year’s East Portland Sunday Parkways. They have 600 hats this year and they’re likely to go fast.
Tours will be at noon, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Foster Floodplain Natural Area is just south of SE Foster Road at the Springwater Trail near SE 104th Avenue.
Visitors who photograph the natural area and post it at www.facebook.com/CityGreenPortland will be entered in a raffle to win an eco-kit that includes native plants, a bird house kit, and a Wild in the City guide book.
More Sunday Parkways information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/58929.
The 63-acre Foster Floodplain Natural Area reduces flooding, protects Johnson Creek water quality and improves fish and wildlife habitat. A paved trail and a Johnson Creek footbridge provide natural area public access.
For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328.
The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.