(September 12, 2018) - It's true that one person can make a difference. But a whole lot of people working together can move mountains (of ivy) and restore a forest, and a park, and a wetland and more.
Here's a great chance to team up in a citywide volunteer day to remove ivy and other invasive plants and help restore our natural areas and forests. You'll never look at our forests and natural areas the same way again.
Starting now, you can sign up for the October 27, 2018 15th annual citywide No Ivy Day. Choose the site that works best for you - from Gateway Green and Nadaka Nature Park on the east side to Forest Park and Westlake Woodland on the west.
Led by our sister bureau, Portland Parks & Recreation, the events run from 9 a.m. to noon October 27, 2018 and involve numerous community groups as partners. Refreshments, tools, and instruction will be provided at all locations.
Afterwards, you can join in a free celebration lunch and raffle from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at these locations: Mt Tabor, Forest Park and Marquam Nature Park. For more information sign up here.
Want to see what else we're doing?
Citywide - Environmental Services restores natural areas and removes invasive plants throughout the year. Find out about invasive species management
Your garden - Environmental Services offers a poster of invasive plants and native plants and other resources. Find out about what to plant and what to pull.
Sign up now - register for No Ivy Day October 27, 2018.