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Johnson Creek Nature Walk

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

Join us on Saturday, June 11th for a FREE guided nature walk followed by a stewardship event. We’re partnering with North Clackamas Parks and Recreation and the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to put on this exciting two-part event.

Please REGISTER HERE. If there is more than one person coming with you, each person must register separately (including youth).

The Luther Road Restoration Site (also known as the Johnson Creek Property) has a complex and fascinating history. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the very human engineering that shaped the natural-looking creek you see today while viewing some of the avian inhabitants who have taken up residence in the restored vegetation. Then round out your morning with a little environmental stewardship as we work together to clean up trash and litter from along the Springwater Corridor Trail and the banks of Johnson Creek.

We’re so excited to be offering this event, and we hope you’re excited to join us! See you there!

Please REGISTER HERE. If there is more than one person coming with you, each person must register separately (including youth).


When: Saturday, June 11th, 9am – 12pm

Where: Luther Road Restoration Site/Johnson Creek Property (directions below)

What to do & bring: This event will happen rain or shine, so dress for the weather! Bring water, snacks, and sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Bring binoculars and a bird or plant ID guide if you have them.

What we will bring: We will provide gloves, trash bags, and litter grabbers.

Safety: Because the event is entirely outdoors, masks are optional. There is no restroom available at this site.

Directions: The closest street address is 7610 SE Luther Road, Portland. However, please read the directions below carefully as the site is not on a road and parking is limited.

By transit: From the north, take Bus #71 (Clackamas Town Center) to SE 72nd & Luther. Walk east on Luther Road for three blocks, then turn south on the Springwater Corridor Trail. We will meet at the first (the northernmost) overlook. From the south, take Bus #71 (Parkrose/Sumner TC) to SE Bell & Johnson Creek. Walk about 0.5 mile north along the Springwater Corridor Trail. We will meet at the last (northernmost) overlook.

By bike: Take the Springwater Corridor Trail to the Luther Road Restoration City (Johnson Creek Property). The site lies between Bell Ave and Luther Rd. We will meet at the northernmost overlook.

By car: Take SE 82nd Ave to Luther Road and turn west on Luther Road. After parking,* walk south on the Springwater Corridor Trail and meet at the first (northernmost) overlook.

* Parking is limited at this site. The closest parking is at a small gravel pullout along Luther Rd, just east of the Springwater Trail. Other option include parking on the shoulder of Luther Road (please be respectful of our neighbors’ driveways) or parking in the Fred Meyer’s parking lot on SE 82nd Ave and walking 0.5 mile along SE 82nd Ave and Luther Rd to reach the Springwater Trail.

Please REGISTER HERE. If there is more than one person coming with you, each person must register separately (including youth).


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, Clackamas Water and Environmental Services, and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District.

Details

Date:
June 11
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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