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September 2013 Volunteer Restoration Event at Powell Butte Nature Park

By Lindsay Wochnick

Photo courtesy of Friends of Powell Butte Nature ParkOn the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, the public is invited to join the Friends of Powell Butte Nature Park, Hands On Greater Portland and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and volunteer their time performing needed park and trail restoration work on Powell Butte in Southeast Portland.

On Saturday, September 14th, restoration projects will include trail maintenance, fence repairs, invasive plant species removal, trash pick-up and other tasks.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, sturdy walking shoes, and bring a hat and water bottle as hot temperatures are predicted. Volunteers will meet at the Gates Property parking lot, located SE Holgate Boulevard, east of SE 136th Avenue. PP&R staff will be on site to greet you and will provide gloves, tools, training for the day's activity and a snack to keep you energized.  There is a public restroom located at the parking lot.

Please be aware that a major construction project is underway at Powell Butte as a contractor for the Portland Water Bureau builds the city’s new 50-million gallon underground reservoir and several new permanent park structures.  Volunteers are reminded to keep out of fenced hazardous construction areas and to stay on open designated park trails during the restoration event. 

This volunteer opportunity is family-friendly and all ages are welcome to participate. However, children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult for the duration of the volunteer event.

For more information, please contact Susan Hawes, PP&R Stewardship Coordinator, at 503-823-6131.

Lindsay Wochnick
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