A day of restoration work parties April 27th 2013
On Saturday April 27th, volunteers will work together to restore Tryon Creek, pulling invasives and planting trees at many different sites. Gather at the Riverdale Highschool Parkinglot at 9727 SW Terwilliger Blvd from 8:30-9AM for a free breakfast. At 9:00 we will carpool or walk to our sites where we will work until 12:30.
This year we will again be partnering with Comcast Cares Day, sponsored by Hands on Greater Portland. If you would like a free Tshirt, please register with Hands on Greater Portland by clicking the links. If you have difficulty with the registration, please email us at email@example.com.
|Tryon Life Community Farm||Volunteers will be pulling garlic mustard and Himalayan blackberry from a native medicinal plant installation. Some planting of natives will also be done. Fence installation is another possible task. This site is using all manual control methods, including goat grazing, to control invasive weeds. The site is adjacent to the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and a creek. The project will provide important habitat as well as educational resource to the farm and public. Click here to register.|
|Coyote and Deer confluence||Volunteers will pull invasive golden archangel and English ivy from the riparian area of the confluence of Deer and Coyote Creeks. Some native plants will be planted. This is a beautiful site that has older trees but an understory being encroached by invasive plants. Click here to register.|
|Quail Creek||Volunteers will plant potted shrubs and remove ivy and blackberries. This site is 6 properties along quail creek. Most of the planting and clearing has been done here, volunteers will have the satisfaction to finishing the job (or coming close.) The improvements will shade the creek, filter water, and prevent erosion, improving the water quality and habitat of Quail and Tryon Creeks. Click here to register.|
|8th Avenue||Neighbors on Deer Creek are working together to remove English Ivy and replace it with native plants. Volunteers will be removing ground and tree ivy and possibly planting some plants. Click here to register.|
|Spring Garden||This tiny spot of creek in Spring Garden deserves to have better than ivy choked banks and dumped concrete pieces. Come help clean up the creek and plant some native trees. Click here to register.|
|Meadowview on Paget Creek||This is a large green space on Paget Creek in the Tryon Creek Watershed. Formerly overwhelmed by blackberries, this site has undergone initial treatment and planting. Volunteers will plant more trees and shrubs and remove tree ivy and isolated blackberries that were missed by the first treatment. Click here to register.|
|Maricara Ave||Help restore a section of habitat between the Tryon Creek State Park and a restoration site. Volunteers will clear blackberries and plant potted trees and shrubs. This project will provide an important extension of park habitat. Click here to register.|
|Lewis and Clark||Lewis and Clark’s greenspaces and trees are choked by English Ivy. Save the trees by removing the ivy from their bases and make a big difference to the campus, nearby creeks, and adjacent Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Click here to register.|
|Falling Creek||This section of Falling Creek has mostly bare banks and a common area choked by blackberries, ivy, and holly. Neighbors are getting together to take back the creek for natural habitat. Volunteers will be pulling ivy and blackberry and planting potted native shrubs. Click here to register.|
|Marshall Park||Ivy removal in the right of way with JR GRUNT (Greenspaces Restoration Urban Naturalist Team) a program of Portland Parks & Recreation. The HOGP site refers to garlic mustard, but ivy will be the focus. Click here to register.|
|Arnold Creek Natural Area||Arnold Creek Natural Area is a small park along Tryon Creek upstream from the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. This is the annual visit to remove ivy from this site in order to protect the habitat for the benefit of fish and wildlife. Click here to register|
|Englewood Drive||Englewood Drive neighbors on the Tryon Creek State Park. This site is a combination of residential backyards with conservation easements and a metro owned property that have been overwhelmed with clematis and other invasive plants. Help remove them with the West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Click here to register.|
|Boones Ferry HOA||Pull ivy from the Boones Ferry HOA common area, improving the habitat for plum pocket creek- a tributary to Tryon Creek. Click here to register.|