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Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


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Join Portland Parks and Recreation for two great events this weekend!

June 1, 2012

By Sophia Kecskes

Errol Heights Natural Area – National Trails Day event!
Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m. – noon

Friends of Errol Heights, REI, and other community members will be working to perform much-needed trail work at Errol Heights Natural Area! Discover this little gem of a park, which hosts a cold-water stream, interesting history and (often) mallard ducks 

in the pond. We’ll be gravelling sections of the trail and otherwise improving the trail through the natural area. Please wear long pants and sturdy walking shoes, and bring warm clothes, raingear, a hat and a water bottle. Tools, gloves, treats and hydration will be provided.

Meet at: SE 45th & SE Tenino Dr., Portland OR 97206. Tri-met bus #75.

For more information or to RSVP (required), contact Stewardship Coordinator Susan Hawes at: or (503) 823-5937.

Tideman Johnson Park – Freshwater Mussel Survey!
Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m. – noon

Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Friends of Tideman Johnson, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and Xerces to survey for native mussels in Johnson Creek at the lovely Tideman Johnson Park. This is part of a comprehensive and long term study to monitor macroinvertebrates in Johnson Creek. Please wear clothing that can get wet and bring dry clothes to change into. Waders, sneakers or closed-toe sandals are recommended. Instruction, necessary survey materials, water and treats will be provided.

Registration is required and space is limited! All ages welcome. RSVP to Amy Lodholz at or call (503)652-7477. Location will be confirmed upon registration. Also, check out this website about the project.

Photo Credit: Johnson Creek Watershed Council