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No Ivy Day - Johnson Lake
Johnson Lake property
Saturday, October 26 2019, 9:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
join us to pull English ivy in Johnson Lake park, as part of the city-wide No Ivy Day!
Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and theColumbia 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 introduced invasive species helps encourage native species regeneration and improves wildlife habitat. Volunteers will be working at the Johnson Lake property, pulling ivy by hand. We may also do a litter pick up. We will provide any tools needed, gloves, and snacks and hot tea and coffee. Please wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, and sunhat (who knows what the weather will be in October!). This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult.
Public transportation and parking: Max Red line to 82nd Ave, then walk 1 mile to Johnson Lake North Trailhead. Bus #71 to Parkrose/Sumner TC then walk 1.2 miles to Johnson Lake North Trailhead. There is ample parking for cars on NE Colfax Ave and along NE 92nd.
Meet at the end of NE Colfax Street, off of NE 92nd Ave - here
(park address is 5850 NE 92nd Ave, but use above location).