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River View Natural Area Open House

PDX Church, 125 SW Miles St

Tuesday, November 12 2013, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Length

2 hours

Host

Maija K Spencer

Summary

We will bring the natural area to you – come view displays and maps to better understand the wildlife, watershed, and recreational opportunities at this unique 146-acre natural area.

Category

Event Types > Community Events > General Public Event/Fairs

Description

You’re Invited to the River View Natural Area Management Plan Open House!

 

When: Tuesday, November 12 – 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: PDX Church, 125 SW Miles Pl, Portland, OR 97219

 

We will bring the natural area to you – come view displays and maps to better understand the wildlife, watershed, and recreational opportunities at this unique 146-acre natural area. Discover why this site was identified as a high priority for ecological preservation, and learn more about the planning process.

 

Project staff and public advisory committee members will be on-hand to answer questions and hear from you.

 

OPEN HOUSE LOCATION:

The PDX Church is located off of SW Barbur near the Fulton Park Community Center. Parking is available in the Church’s lot. TriMet bus lines #1, 12, and 38 stop nearby, and the Church entrance is accessible via a ramp. Please contact Maija Spencer at (503)823-7720 or maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov for additional accommodations or questions.

 

More information at www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/riverview

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND
The River View Natural Area (RVNA) is a 146-acre forested parcel connecting Forest Park to the north, Tryon State Natural Area to the south and the Willamette River to the east. It is nested between SW Macadam Avenue and SW Terwilliger Boulevard in southwest Portland. The RVNA has significant ecological value – 7 streams, 130 plant species, 31 mammal species, and 74 avian species have been documented at this site. It comprises about half of the forest canopy in the 350-acre River View Subwatershed of the Lower Willamette Watershed.

Under private ownership until 2011, the RVNA was logged in the 1800’s and 1950’s and subjected to vegetative neglect over the next 60 years. In July of 2011, the City of Portland, in partnership with Metro and Trust for Public Land, acquired the property. It is one of the largest single natural area acquisitions in the City’s history. PP&R is working with a consultant team, a technical advisory committee, and a project advisory committee to create a Management Plan that will protect and enhance the natural resources of the RVNA.

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