Inspired by last week's World Environment Day, City Green will feature some of Environmental Services' community partners for healthy watersheds. We'll do an occassional post about some of these champions of Portland's green infrastructure. These are the people who spend their weekends and evenings to make our rivers and streams healthier.
Today's partner is....the Mt. Tabor Weed Warriors.
Many of our city's parks and natural areas are made safer and more beautiful through the efforts of friends and neighbors. At Mt. Tabor Park, the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park (FMTP) Foot Patrol keeps the park safe and clean, FMTP volunteers inform visitors from around the globe about the park at the Visitor Center, and FMTP Weed Warriors restore natural areas by removing invasive plants and planting native plants.
The FMTP Weed Warriors are key partners in the city's effort to remove invasive plants and plant native plants in the natural areas at Mt. Tabor Park (find out more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/mttabor). This reduces stormwater runoff to improve watershed health, enhances habitat for wildlife, and safeguards Mt. Tabor's forests. Photos and more information about Weed Warrior events are at www.facebook.com/FMTP.WeedWarriors. In April, we posted about the amazing trillium comeback on Mt. Tabor, thanks in part to the Weed Warriors' work.
Want a fun way to be active outside, meet friendly neighbors, and help improve Mt. Tabor Park? Join a Weed Warriors Saturday event! They meet at the parking lot next to the Mt. Tabor Park amphitheater on the last Saturday of every month (March through October). The next opportunity is Saturday June 29, 9 a.m. - noon. Find more information at www.taborfriends.org.
(Photo credit: FMTP Weed Warriors)