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Portland Parks and Recreation Sites
Site Description: PP&R and the Friends of Balitmore Woods invite you to join us for the removal of English Ivy and other invasive weeds in beautiful Baltimore Woods! Our work area for the day is on recently-acquired public property adjacent to Cathedral Park and it really needs some love; so come help us get it ready to be a healthier place for people and wildlife!
We'll provide gloves, tools, training and snacks. Volunteers will meet at the intersection of N Decatur St and N Alta Ave and work from 9am-12pm. This site has a capacity of 30 people. Visit www.friendsofbaltimorewoods.org for more details.
Site Coordinator: Marissa Dorais
Site Description: No Ivy League Field Headquarters. Gather here on October 25th for Forest Park work parties and afterward for our celebration! Volunteers meeting here will hike ~1 mile to our ivy removal location in the park.
Site Coordinator: Kevin McWhirter
Forest Park with Friends of Trees
Join Friends of Trees to pull invasive English Ivy in preparation for future native tree planting in Forest Park! Our Forest Park sites are small and located in sensitive habitat, so we need to limit how many people can participate. Please REGISTER HERE to save your spot! We'll respond with the exact site location and other event details.
Please arrive 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun!
This planting is part of Portland Parks and Rec's No Ivy Day in partnership with Forest Park Conservancy and supported by REI.
Please contact Jenny or Ian at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Gabriel Park: SW 45th Ave entrance
Site Description: Join the newly formed Friends of Gabriel Park and Portland Parks & Recreation to remove ivy in the natural area and help restore this beautiful park. This event is family friendly but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided.
Time: 9:00 Am-Noon
Address:Meet at the parking lot off of SW 45th ave.
Site Coordinator: Janelle St. Pierre
Please contact Mary Verrilli at 503-823-9423 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Site Description: Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Portland Community College Habitat Team in their effort to remove tree ivy in this natural area. This event is family friendly but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided.
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Address: SW Haines and SW 57th Ave. Parking is available along the street and volunteers will meet at the trailhead.
Site Coordinator: Nathan Schulte
Please contact Mary Verrilli at 503-823-9423 or email@example.com for more information.
Marquam Nature Park: SW 12th and Gaines
Site Description: Partner with Friends of Marquam Nature Park and Portland Parks & Recreation to continue ivy removal in this recently updated entrance to beautiful Marquam Nature Park! Come out and explore our new trail systme and get the chance to remove ivy in this newly added area. This event is family friendly but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided.
Address: 3730 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97239
Site Coordinator: Charlie Nappi
Please contact Mary Verrilli at 503-823-9423 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mount Tabor Park
Site Description: Join Friends of Mt. Tabor Park Weed Warriors, Portland Parks & Recreation and other community members to remove invasive ivy, Himalayan blackberry and other species. Wear long sleeves, thick pants and sturdy walking shoes, and bring rain gear, a sunhat and water bottle. Instruction, tools, gloves, on-site bathrooms, coffee/tea, water and snacks provided. Meet at: Main parking lot on Mt. Tabor (next to the basketball court and amphitheater), accessed by the SE 60th & Salmon park entrance. Driving directions: I-84 East to the SE 58th St. exit. From the exit, turn left onto Glisan St. and then immediately right onto NE 60th. Drive south on SE 60th. There is a traffic light at SE Salmon; turn left here and follow the road up into the Park to the main parking lot. OR drive west on SE Division to SE 60th, turn north (right) onto SE 60th and then right (east) onto SE Salmon at the traffic light. Tri-met bus: #71 to the Salmon Street entrance: Take the first trail to the left when you enter the park and then take the next road to the left. #15 to the Yamhill Street entrance: walk up the right entrance road to the main parking lot.
Address: SE Salmon Way Portland, OR 97215
Site Coordinator: Alexa Todd, FMTP Volunteer Coordinator
Springwater Trail and SE 128th Ave
Site Description: Join the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association Greening Committee, Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation to remove ivy and other invasive plant species in this area that hosts red-legged frog (a sensitive species) and western red-backed salamander. Meet at SE 128th and the Springwater Corridor trail, just north of Foster Road where Reedway intersects with SE 128th. Park alongside roads; take care not to block neighbors’ driveways. Instruction, tools, gloves, on-site portapotty, coffee/tea, water and treats provided. Dress for the weather: long sleeved shirts, thick pants and sturdy boots or shoes are recommended (no open-toed shoes, please). Terrain is hilly, with some potentially wet areas. Twenty volunteers needed.
Site Coordinator: Susan Hawes
Site Description: The Homestead Neighborhood Association and Friends of Terwilliger are partnering with Portland Parks & Recreation to work on an area along Terwilliger Creek. We may work in adjacent areas of Terwilliger Parkway, depending on number of volunteers and ivy growth. Meet at the picnic table by the restrooms at SW Hamilton Street and SW Terwilliger Blvd. at 9 AM. Rain or shine, so please dress for the weather! We estimate volunteer capacity at 20 to 25.
Site Coordinator: Susan Egnor
Woods Memorial Natural Area
Site Description: More details TBA
Address: SW Wood Pkwy, Portland, OR 97219
Site Coordinator: Mary Verrilli, Stewardship Coordinator City Nature West
Work sites hosted by other organizations.
Oak Creek HOA
Site Description: Tryon Creek Watershed Council (TCWC) invites you to join us to remove ivy and other invasive species at the Oak Creek HOA. We invite members from the community to help restore this shared neighborhood green space. The work project will be from 8:45 am - 12:00 pm. Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Vesta Street and SW Oak Creek Drive. TCWC will provide tools and snacks. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and rain gear depending on the weather. Also bring water and sun protection. Our volunteer capacity will be approximately 30 participants. Please RSVP with Adra Lobdell, the TCWC volunteer coordinator.
Site Coordinator: Adra Lobdell
Spring Park Natural Area
Site Description: Spring Park is is pocket park / natural area located on the Willamette waterfront in Milwaukie, OR. It owned and managed by North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD). The site contains a rare mix of wetland, grassland, and Oregon white oak / mixed deciduous ecosystems, which provide habitat to numerous species of mammals, birds, insects, and fish. Ivy is scattered throughout the roughly 7 acres of natural area, where it suppresses native species establishment and growth. There is enough ivy present to occupy a group of 10 for 2-3 hours. Parking spaces are limited at the site, but can be found on the adjacent streets.
Site Coordinator: Zev Levine, NCPRD Natural Areas Program Coordinator
Sunlight Condos HOA Natural Areas Restoration Project
Site Description: This 2-acre mixed Douglas-fir, maple and cedar woodland encompasses a community-owned natural area near the upper reaches of Sylvan Creek. Volunteers will focus on removing ground ivy from the understory of a flat, easy-to-access section of the forest. Clippers, loppers and gloves will be available. Directions: From Beaverton (Hwy 26 or 217), take Barnes Rd/St Vincents Hospital exit. Travel east on SW Barnes Road past hospital for 2 miles. Turn right onto SW Barnes at intersection with W Burnside. Site will be on your right. From Portland (via Hwy 26), take Sylvan exit 71B. Travel north on SW Skyline Blvd for 1.5 miles. Take left onto W Burnside Rd. Take left after half mile onto SW Barnes Rd. Site will be on your right.
Site Coordinator: Michelle Delepine
Site Description:Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a 670-acre natural area owned by Oregon Parks & Rec Dept. Dedicated volunteers have cleared over 200 acres of invasive species and are committed to removing the plants without the uses of chemicals. We can handle up to 100 volunteers. Check out Friends of Tryon Creek ! Pull together to remove invasive English ivy and to protect our forest. Ivy out-competes our native plants, covers tree canopy stopping photosynthesis, takes over the forest floor and ruins precious habitat. We choose to remove this ivy manually without chemicals in order to minimize damage to the ecosystem, so help from the greater community is very much appreciated. Come hang out with fellow nature enthusiasts and give back to your community, we have the capacity to welcome up to 100 volunteers!
• Registration is not required but please call ahead with groups of 5 or more
• Parking space is limited so carpooling is recommended if possible
• All minors must be checked in at the Nature Center with their minor’s insurance form signed by a parent/guardian (can be found on our website at www.tryonfriends.org)
• Anyone under 14 MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian
• Gloves and a light snack provided
• Please bring your own water bottle
• Please dress for the weather, to get dirty, and to be off trail (sturdy shoes and long pants are strongly suggested)
• We usually need to hike at least 15-20 minutes to get to the spot where we will be working
Site Coordinator: Sarah Kreisman
Ivy removal sites outside of the Portland Metro area.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is No Ivy Day?
No Ivy Day is an annual ivy removal event in Portland, Oregon started in 2003 focused on providing stewardship opportunities in our beloved natural areas while raising awareness of the challenges they face.
8:45 am - Work parties begin around the city
12:00 pm - Work wraps up
12:30 pm - Celebration at Lower Macleay begins. Refreshments, mingling, guest speakers
2:00 pm - Celebration winds down, thanks for another great year!
What should I bring to an ivy removal work party?
Please be prepared for dirty work, long sleeves, long pants, sturdy shoes and a water bottle are a must! Most work sites will provide gloves and tools unless specified, check out their site description to make sure.
What if I didn't RSVP for a work site by Oct. 17th?
There are currently no 2014 sponsors.
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