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No Ivy Day 2018- Results

Results: 

The Portland Parks & Recreation's 15th annual No Ivy Day happened on October 27, 2018. There was over 460 volunteers that came out to steward a natural area at 17 sites all over Portland-Metro area. The results were outstanding:

  • 1,395 volunteer hours contributed to the fight against invasive species
  • Removed 83,000 sq. ft. of ivy, equivalent to 1.9 acres. 
  • Saved more than 200 trees from ivy
  • Removed 3000 sq. ft. of other invasive plants
  • Planted 375 plants
  • Mulched 100 plants

NO IVY DAY SITES 
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2018 Participating Sites

Baltimore Woods
Join Friends of Baltimore Woods,Portland Parks & Recreation and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to remove invasive non-native species, including English ivy, clematis, and Himalayan blackberry. Invasive species removal restores wildlife habitat and to encourages native species regeneration to prevent erosion and water run-off. Please wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome but children must be supervised by an adult.

Forest Park
Join Portland Parks & Recreation's No Ivy League and the Forest Park Conservancy for a morning of ivy removal in Forest Park. This is where it all started 15 years ago. Come learn more about Forest Park, the largest park within city limits in the US, which is over 5,000 acres. Volunteers will meet at Lower Macleay Park and hike about 1 mile to our ivy removal worksite. Volunteers will be hiking and working off trail on uneven ground. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided.

Gateway Green SITE IS FULL
Join Friends of Gateway Green in removing invasive species -- primarily English Ivy and primarily in the wooded portion of Gateway Green. Additionally, we will do some litter removal, along the MUP. Long pants, long sleeves and closed toe shoes recommended. Dress for the weather. We will provide tools and gloves but you are welcome to bring your own if you like. We will provide refreshments. Participants need to be aware that the walk/ride back to the Gateway Transit Center is a fairly long, uphill grade. 

Hoyt Arboretum- SITE IS FULL
Join Hoyt Arboretum Friends to volunteer for No Ivy Day! Hoyt Arboretum is Portland’s living museum of trees with more than 2,000 species of trees to explore along 12 miles of trails. Volunteer crews are incredibly important to maintaining the arboretum’s 189-acre grounds, particularly in removing invasive species like English ivy. This is an outdoor volunteer opportunity. Please dress for the weather; long pants and sturdy, closed-toed shoes are necessary. Tools, gloves and parking passes are provided. 

Indian Creek Natural Area
Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Portland Parks & Recreation, and other community members to protect trees by clearing ivy from around them at this little Natural Area through which Indian Creek runs on its way to Johnson Creek. Everyone welcome! Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea, snacks and on-site portable toilet provided. Wear long-sleeved shirts, thick pants and sturdy boots. Terrain is hilly and uneven in places. Children welcome and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Address: Knapp Falls located on SE Knapp Street, 1/4 mile east of Flavel (google maps says it Flavel but other maps may say Mt Scott Blvd)
  • Register for Indian Creek Natural Area
  • For more information, please contact Susan Hawes at 503-823-5937 or susan.hawes@portlandoregon.gov 

Johnson Lake- SITE IS FULL
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to remove invasive English ivy from around Johnson Lake! We will take a short walk into the park to locate and pull patches of English ivy. Removing invasive species helps encourage native species regeneration and improves wildlife habitat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Please wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome but children must be supervised by an adult.

Marquam Nature Park
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Friends of Marquam Nature Park and the West Willamette Restoration Partnership to continue ivy removal in Marquam Nature Park! Help restore this beautiful and important natural area by removing ivy. This event is family friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle.Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Street parking is available along SW Terwilliger Blvd. in the pullouts. Please carpool when possible as parking can be limited.  

Marshall Park
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Friends of Marshall Park and Tryon Creek Watershed Council to continue ivy removal in Marshall Park! Help restore this beautiful and important natural area by removing invasive species. This event is family friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle.Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. 

Mt. Tabor Park- SITE FULL
Join Mt. Tabor Weed Warriors and Portland Parks & Recreation in removing invasive non-native species, including English ivy, clematis, and Himalayan blackberry. Invasive species removal restores wildlife habitat and to encourages native species regeneration to prevent erosion and water run-off. Please wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear if needed. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome but children must be supervised by an adult.

Pier Park
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Pier Park in removing invasive non-native species as well as beautification projects around the park and the disc golf course. This event is family friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle.Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. 

Terwilliger Parkway
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, the Friends of Terwilliger, and the West Willamette Restoration Partnership in removing invasive non-native species, including English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, and clematis. This event is family friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle.Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Street parking is available along SW Terwilliger Blvd. in the pullouts. Please carpool when possible as parking can be limited. 

Woods Memorial Park
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Woods Park and to help remove invasive ivy and to benefit the health of Woods Creek. Meet at the top of the Stairway Trail. Parking is available at the entrance by the gate along SW Woods Parkway just off of SW 45th Ave.. Please carpool as parking is limited. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy, closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. 

Partner Sites 

Nadaka Nature Park
Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. We will be planting native plants, removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park, working in the garden, and removing litter. We will be meeting at the Picnic Shelter along NE Glisan Street. Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress for the weather and to work in natural areas: long pants, and closed-toe sturdy shoes are recommended. Please bring a water bottle and a friend!

Portland Community College (PCC) Sylvania Campus
Come remove the invasive species English ivy with the PCC Habitat Team at our "Rainy Woods" site at PCC Sylvania. Dress for mud, prickles, and weather. Snacks, gloves and tools provided. Please bring your own water bottle.

Spring Park/ Elk Rock Island
Volunteers will pull ivy in Spring Park and on Elk Rock Island. North Clackamas Park and Recreation District will provide tools, gloves, snacks, water, and instruction. Volunteers will be working off trail on steep slopes, in thick underbrush, and on uneven ground. We will be removing tree ivy and ground ivy from park property using our hands and hand tools. Please wear clothing appropriate for the task and weather, closed toe shoes, and bring your water bottle.

Tenny Creek Park
At this event, volunteers will remove non-native English ivy. By removing this invasive plant, native plant communities will be given an opportunity to thrive. This is an all age, family friendly event. Please dress according to weather reports on the day of the event and wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. If you would like to bring your own gloves or tools, please feel free to do so. No gas powered tools allowed. We encourage the use of refillable water bottles. 

Westlake Oak Woodland
Westlake Oak Woodland a 17 acre oak woodland that has numerous infestations of tree ivy, ground ivy, blackberry, hawthorn, cherry and holly trees. Volunteers should expect to bring clothes adequate for removal (boots, pants, long sleeved shirt, water and food they would need for the three hour event). The Oswego Lake Watershed will provide the tools necessary for the day.