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Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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No Ivy Day - October 24, 2015




     Host your own removal site on October 24.


     RSVP to remove ivy in your community on October 24.


     Find a place near you to remove ivy on October 24.


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     Get answers to your specific questions.


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No Ivy Day 2015 Sites

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Portland Parks & Recreation Sites

Baltimore Woods

Site DescriptionPP&R and the Friends of Baltimore 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 for more details.

Address: N Decatur St and N Alta Ave Portland, OR 97203

Site Coordinator: Laura Guderyahn


Elk Rock Island

Site Description: PP&R and the Friends of Elk Rock Island  invite you to come out to help clean up this Portland gem! Elk Rock is in need of clean up and invasive removal and we could use your help.

Remember to wear/bring: Long pants and closed-toed shoes, layers, hats and waterproof clothing for weather, full water bottles and work gloves or hand tools if you got 'em!

Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Address: SE 19th Ave & Sparrow St, Milwaukie, OR

Site Coordinator: Laura Guderyahn


Forest Park - Lower Macleay

Site Description: Join the No Ivy League for a morning of ivy removal in Forest Park. Gather here on October 25 for Forest Park volunteer events and join us afterwards for our celebration! Volunteers meeting here will hike ~1 mile to our ivy removal location in the park. Tools, gloves and KIND snacks provide. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy, closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. 

Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00

Address: 2960 NW Upshur Portland, Oregon 97210

Site Coordinator: Mary Verrilli,, 503-823-3681

Gabriel Park - SW 45th entrance
Join PP&R and the Friends of Gabriel Park 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-12:00 PM

AddressMeet at the parking lot by the tennis courts off of SW 45th Ave

Site Coordinator: Nathan Schulte; for day of event questions only, contact Nathan 971-271-4278.

For more information please contact Mary Verrilli at 503-823-9423 or 

Marquam Nature Park and Terwilliger Park Joint event - SW Terwilliger Blvd. and SW Hamilton
Join PP&R, the Friends of Marquam Nature Park, Friends of Terwilliger and Homestead Neighborhood Association to continue ivy removal Marquam Nature Park and Terwilliger Park! Help restore these two beautiful and important natural area by removing ivy. 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: 9am-noon

Address: SW Terwilliger and SW Hamilton St.

Site Coordinator: Charlie Nappi; For day of event questions only, contact Charlie at 503-823-6537.

For more information, contact Mary Verrilli at 503-823-9423 or 

Springwater Trail @ SE 128th Ave
Join the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association Greening CommitteeJohnson Creek Watershed Council, and PP&R to remove ivy and other invasive plant species in this area that hosts the red-legged frog (a sensitive species) and western red-backed salamander. Meet at SE 128th and the Springwater Corridor trail, just north of Foster Rd where Reedway intersects with SE 128th. Park alongside road; take care not to block neighbors' driveways. Instruction, tools, gloves, onsite portable toilet, coffee/tea, water, and snacks provided. Dress for the weather: long sleeved shirts, thick pants, and sturdy boots or shoes (no open-toed shoes, please). Terrain is hilly, with some potentially wet areas. Volunteers needed: 25

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Address: Springwater Corridor Trail Portland, OR 97236

Site Coordinator: Susan Hawes,, 503-823-6131.

For day of event questions only, contact Susan at 503-823-5937


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.

What is the schedule of events?

8:45am - Work parties begin around the city

Noon - Work wraps up

12:00 pm - 1:30 Celebrate your efforts! Enjoy refreshments and mingle with community members. Celebration sites TBA.

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 October 16?
Join us at Lower Macleay

No Ivy Day 2015 Sponsors

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