Habitat Enhancement at Tideman Johnson
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Friends of Tideman Johnson Park and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council for a morning of stewardship and habitat enhancement! Tideman Johnson is a small but sweet park along Johnson Creek and the Springwater Corridor Trail in SE Portland. No experience necessary!
When: Saturday, May 4th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Where: Tideman Johnson City Park (directions below)
What: Native plantings, litter pickup, and invasive weed removal. Tasks may shift as needs change on the site.
How to prepare: This event will happen rain or shine, so 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. 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 and all necessary tools, and instruction on how to safely use tools and remove invasive weeds. We can also provide bus fare to and from the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange bus fare.
Health and Safety: We will follow current Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Masks are not required, but encouraged in indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.
Children are welcome: Children 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.
Accessibility: This event may require standing or squatting/kneeling for long periods of time, walking over uneven ground, bending and lifting heavy objects. Bathrooms are available for this event.
Directions to site:
By transit: Take Bus #75 to SE 45th/Nehalem, then walk about half a mile west on SE Crystal Springs Blvd. Turn south (left) onto 37th Street and go down a steep hill to the junction of the Springwater Corridor Trail and the Johnson Creek boardwalk Or take the MAX Orange Line to SE Tacoma/Johnson Creek and walk south along the Park & Ride lot to the Springwater Corridor Trail. Walk east on the Trail for a little under a mile to reach the junction with the Johnson Creek boardwalk.
By bike: follow the Springwater Corridor Trail to the junction with the Johnson Creek boardwalk.
By car: park near the intersection of 37th and Tenino Streets (please be respectful of our neighbors and do not block driveways or mailboxes). Take the trailhead at the end of 37th Street and go down a steep hill to the junction with the Johnson Creek boardwalk.
Thank you to our funders and partners for supporting watershed health. The Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Portland General Electric, The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and Portland Parks & Recreation, and Friends of Tideman Johnson.