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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204


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Ross Island Paddle 'n' Pull

Ross Island Natural Area

Saturday, May 31 2014, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Canoe out to Ross Island and help plant native plants to improve wildlife habitat!


Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers


Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Willamette Riverkeeper for a morning of canoeing out to Ross Island to remove invasive Garlic Mustard in order to improve the plant community and wildlife habitat on the island. Bring your own canoe or kayak or reserve a place on one of our boats. No paddling experience necessary. Canoes, PFDs, paddles, and instruction will be provided. This event is free but RSVP IS REQUIRED. Please contact Marissa Dorais, Willamette River Stewardship Coordinator, at or (503) 823-7016 to reserve your place today.