No Ivy Day! Indian Creek Natural Area (Outer SE Portland) – ivy removal Saturday, October 26, 9:00 AM-noon Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation to protect trees and native shrubs by clearing ivy from around them at this little Natural Area through which Indian Creek runs on its way to Johnson Creek. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea, snacks and on-site […]

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Restoration Planting at Powell Butte

REGISTRATION CLOSED–WE HAVE PLENTY O VOLUNTEERS! PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING FOR ONE OF OUR OTHER EVENTS, LIKE OUR NOVEMBER 3, DEC 1, OR DEC 10 EVENTS!   WHAT- Help us plant 1,000 trees in a wet draw on Powell Butte with Friends of Trees and Portland Parks and Recreation! WHEN- Saturday, November 10, arrive at 8:45 […]

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St. Patrick’s Day–Planting and litter pick-up at Errol Heights

Errol Heights Natural Area (Inner Southeast) Saturday, March 17, 9:00 AM-noon Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the Friends of Errol Heights to complete important ecological enhancement projects at this little gem of a Park. We will be picking up litter and planting native bareroot shrubs to provide habitat for insects, birds and other animals, but also beauty and better air […]

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Parks Naturalists discover the best kept secrets of our natural areas

We are excited to announce our revitalized Parks Naturalist program, a partnership program we help lead with Portland Parks and Recreation! Forty volunteers gathered in January for an orientation on the program, where they learned how to collect data on park usage by people and the many plant, animal, and fungal species we share these […]

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