Habitat Enhancement at Tideman Johnson
October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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, October 1st, 9am-12pm(first Saturday of the month)
Where: Tideman Johnson City Park (directions below)
Task: Native plantings, litter pickup, and invasive weed removal. Tasks may shift as needs change on the site
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.
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, and Portland Parks and Recreation.
Thank you Cathleen Corlett for the photo in the banner!