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Habitat Enhancement on the Springwater Trail Corridor

Dec 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Errol Heights Park is being re-imagined! Construction is currently happening, and the goal is that sometime late next year we will be able to enjoy the new amenities of the Park: ADA-accessible trails, nature play area, Portland “loo” (bathroom), picnic tables, basketball court, and more! Check it out: Errol Heights Park Project | Portland.gov. In the meantime, staff, volunteers and members of the public are not allowed in the Park because of construction zone safety concerns. So what are friends of Errol Heights to do, as we wait for the unveiling of the new Park??  Join Portland Parks & Recreation,  Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) and the Friends of Errol Heights to enhance and clean up a nearby Park area: the Springwater Corridor trail!




What: Volunteers will be planting some large trees, removing nuisance plant species, and picking up trash and removing graffiti to beautify this space that is directly adjacent to Johnson Creek.  Keep your eye out for salmon, ducks, and other wildlife as you volunteer alongside other community members.


When: Saturday, December 17th, from 9am-12 noon


Where: Springwater Corridor Trail at 45th Ave (see directions below)


How to prepare: This event will happen rain or shine, so dress for weather: rain coat, warm layers, sun hat, and sunscreen as necessary. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a filled water bottle and a snack.


We will provide: Gloves, all necessary tools and instruction. We can also provide bus fare to and from the event. Please contact marissa@jcwc.org to arrange bus fare.


Covid-19 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 permitted: Children are welcome at this event if accompanied by an attentive adult.


Accessibility: This event may require standing or squatting/kneeling for long periods of time, walking over uneven ground, bending and lifting heavy objects. There will be a bathroom available at the event. 




Directions to the site:

Meet at: SE 45 th Street entrance to the Springwater Corridor trail (near corner of SE 45th and  Johnson Creek Boulevard)


Tri-met bus: #75, SE 45th and  Springwater Corridor trail (SCT)/Johnson Creek Blvd. bus stop.


Bike/Walk the Springwater Corridor trail:



Google link to parking area: https://goo.gl/maps/tKCqU7XEN2gL4yHF7


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.


Dec 17, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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