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Habitat Enhancement at Leach Botanical Garden

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in removing invasive weeds from the Leach Botanical Garden! This work helps to create new spaces and supports our collaborative Back 5 educational project. No experience necessary!

The Leach Botanical Garden is a hidden gem in outer SE Portland. Beyond the manicured paths of the garden are several acres of forests and fields which have become overrun by Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, and other invasive weeds. The garden needs your help to become a healthy ecosystem again!

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When: Wednesday, May  11th, 9 am – 12 noon

Where: Leach Botanical Garden (directions below)

Task: Weeding, grubbing, and invasive species removal.

What to wear: dress for the weather! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Bring a raincoat or a hat and sunscreen, as appropriate.

What to bring: a mask is required when 6-foot social distancing cannot be maintained. Bring a filled water bottle and snacks. You’re welcome to bring gloves and tools, if you want to use your own.

What we provide: gloves, tools, and instruction on how to safely use tools and remove invasive weeds.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an attentive adult. This work is around and near sharp prickly plants and can be challenging for young children. We recommend children ages 12 and up for this type of event.

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By transit: Take route #73 or #10 to SE Foster & 122nd. Walk about 0.2 miles south on SE 122nd Ave to the main entrance to the garden.

By bike: Take the Springwater Corridor Trail east, then turn right on 122nd Ave. Cross SE Foster Rd, then turn left into the main entrance. Or bike east on SE Foster Rd and turn right onto SE 122nd Ave, then left into the main entrance.

By car: Take SE Foster Rd east and turn right on SE 122nd Ave. Park at the upper parking lot at the main entrance. (If you find yourself going down a steep hill you have gone too far!) Meet at the main entrance near the admissions kiosk. Do not leave any valuables in your car!

A big thank you to The Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and Portland General Electric for their generous funding for our volunteer program.


May 11
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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