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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Frequently Asked Questions

 What is the purpose of this event?

  • Demonstrate what we can do to save our native ecosystem and stop ivy from spreading
  • Continue public education and outreach about the ivy problem
  • Reduce the amount of mature ivy capable of producing seed
  • Show the impacts volunteers can make in ivy removal efforts!

How can I be involved?

  • RSVP to be a No Ivy Day site
  • Recruit your friends, family, and other volunteers; organize your own work party group
  • Inform the public of English 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 the event?

  • Grubby, washable clothing
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Sturdy shoes or boots
  • Rain gear
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack/bag for your personal gear

 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 most sites and the No Ivy Day Celebration sites at Forest Parks, Lower Macleay Park, George Himes Park.

What about First Aid?

  • There will be at least one cell phone per site along with basic First Aid supplies. 

What if I didn't RSVP?

  • We encourage you to RSVP beforehand. Please refer to No Ivy Day for a list of our available sites.