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All That Ivy Pull
Apr 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
You’re invited! Help JCWC pull ivy from the ground and trees, so the new clear area can be planted in the future. This is a great and easy way to find out more about the various phases of restoration work. RSVP here if you can make it!
WHY: Ivy is an introduced species to North America that has profound and controversial effect on the environment. This plant is often referred to as ‘invasive’ due to the fact that it spreads quickly, climbing up trees and shrubs to the sun, overwhelming natural landscapes and shading out native plants. Native plant species are important to healthy ecosystems and other wildlife but fast growing introduced plants (like ivy) make it difficult for them to survive. In fact, Portland Parks & Recreation shares that, “more habitat is lost annually in the US from invasive species than from the combination of development and pollution.”
WHO: JCWC invite any and all who are itching to help with invasive removal as environmental restoration! If you would like to participate but have a delicate back please feel free to reach out and see if there are available volunteer positions on this day that are kind to your spine.
WHERE: Address is 12223 SE Brookside Dr., Portland, OR 97236. We will be removing ivy from this long driveway close to Leach Botanical Garden and move on to more in the Leach parking lot if there is time.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 12pm-3pm
RSVP today. We are grateful to funding provided by The Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and Portland General Electric for making restoration projects like this possible.