Join us on October 5, 2013 for the No Ivy Day 10th Anniversary!
Dedicated stewards throughout the Portland area will gather to remove ivy from our natural areas.
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Forest Park: Lower Macleay Field Headquarters
Meet at the No Ivy League's Field Headquarters in beautiful Forest Park! We will speak briefly about the history of Forest Park, The No Ivy League, and English ivy. From there we will take a short hike to a group of work sites in Forest Park. Along the way you will see first hand the result of years of ivy removal in these areas: the rebound of native species and increased biodiversity. Our three target areas (Holman Meadow, Aspen Trailhead, and Belgrave) have received extensive removal focus by the No Ivy League, leaving the area free from mature ivy. However, an effort is still needed to maintain the foothold of native plants. Join us on October 5!
2960 NW Upshur Portland, Oregon 97210
Parking is limited at the Lower Macleay trailhead; please consider carpooling, biking, or using TriMet (15, 17 & 77 to Montgomery Park).
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What is the purpose of this event?
- Demonstrate what we can do to improve the resillence of our natural areas
- Continue public education and outreach about Hedera
- Reduce the amount of mature ivy capable of producing seed
- Show the combined strength of our natural area stewards!
- Celebrate 19 years of the No Ivy League as well as 10 years of No Ivy Day!
How can I be involved?
- RSVP to be a No Ivy Day volunteer
- Recruit your friends, family, and other volunteers; organize your own work party group
- Select a site and organize a work party as a Partner Site or Satellite Site
- Inform the public of ivy's impact on the environment
Do I need experience in ivy removal to volunteer?
- Absolutely not! No Ivy Day is a great way to get some great hands-on experience and learn successful ivy removal techniques with fellow ivy foes!
What should I bring to a work party?
- Grubby, washable clothing
- Long pants
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Sturdy shoes or boots
- Rain gear (if needed)
- Water bottle
- Backpack/bag for your personal gear
- Tools and work gloves*
* PP&R sites will provide gloves and tools but Partner and Satellite Sites may not. Check the Site Info section to confirm or contact the site coordinator.
What about transportation and parking?
- We urge you to bike, bus, or carpool to your site as parking may be limited. TriMet options and parking options will be included in the descriptions for each site.
Will there be bathrooms?
- Plan no access to public restrooms at your work site. Be sure to "go before you go!" Restrooms will be available at the No Ivy Day Celebration in Lower Macleay Park.
What about First Aid?
- There will be at least one cell phone per site along with a basic First Aid supplies.
What if I didn't RSVP?
- We urge you to RSVP beforehand, but if you have not registered by September 20th, meet at one of the drop-in sites on October 5: Lower Macleay Trailhead, Forest Park Field House, 8:45 AM. Check out the Site Info section to view all work sites.