active transportation

Plant trees along the I-205 Multi-use Path in SE Portland with Friends of Trees!

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 8:45am to 1:00pm
Friends of Trees
Address: 
SE Bush St and SE 94th Ave.
Portland, OR 97266
United States
Park/Trail: 

This is our first event along the I-205 Multi-Use Path for 2013! We will be planting a few replacement trees and re-mulching previously planted trees. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun!


Are you a bicyclist? Please note that we will have a bike crew at this planting where a group of volunteers will transport tools, trees, and themselves between our two planting sites. Please sign up to join our bike crew and learn more here: http://bit.ly/BikePlanting


We are very excited to continue reforesting the transportation corridor that runs from the Columbia River in the North to the City of Gladstone in the south. Metro, ODOT, EMSWCD are partnering this season with Friends of Trees to increase livability, habitat and air quality along the I-205 corridor. This planting is generously sponsored by REI.


RSVPs are not required. Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!

Contact Name: 
Jenny Bedell-Stiles or Andy Meeks in the Volunteer & Outreach Program
Contact Phone: 
(503) 595-0213
Contact Email: 
JennyB@FriendsofTrees.org
Venue: 
I-205 Multi-use Path
Cost: 
Free!

SW Trails PDX Monthly Urban hike

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 9:00am
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SW Trails PDX
Address: 
SW Sunset Ave and SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR
United States

Cole Trusty will lead the walk on Saturday, Jan. 12.  It will be about 6 miles with about 500 feet elevation gain.  We will meet at Wilson High School and walk on parts of SW Trails 6, 3, 7 and 1 and some parts of the soon to be constructed Red Electric Trail.  The walk is steep in places and has some muddy downhill sections.  Bring clippers to remove a few overhanging branches.  It will be a very interesting and somewhat challenging hike.

Bring a snack and water and dress for the weather.  Well behaved dogs are allowed.  They must be on leash.  For health reasons, there is no smoking on SW Trails hikes.  Meet behind the bleachers at Wilson High School and be ready to leave at 9:00 am. (Sunset Blvd. and Capitol Highway)  For more information contact Sharon Fekety (fekety@hevanet.com).

Contact Name: 
Sharon Fekety
Contact Email: 
fekety@hevanet.com
Venue: 
North side of Wilson High School
Venue Details: 
We meet behind the bleachers.
Cost: 
Free

Economic Benefits of Trails: Community Forum & Dinner

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation
Address: 
301 West 6th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
United States

 

Join walkers, bikers and advocates to learn, discuss and celebrate the

economic value of local, regional, state and national trails.

 

October 26, 2012

Economic Benefits of Trails: Community Forum & Dinner with

Professor, Dr. John Crompton. 

 

The event will begin at 6:00pm with a social time and book signing by

Mike Houck, editor of “Wild in the City”. 

 

Nationally recognized keynote speaker, John Crompton, Professor of Recreation,

Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University. 

 

Following dinner there will be table discussions on current issues impacting trails: plans for

Columbia River Crossing, local pedestrian, bike and water trails, the Intertwine system, state trails, backcountry or national trail and advocacy issues.   

A great opportunity to network and share your thoughts and vision.

 

To learn more and register for this special event visit:

 www.parksfoundation.us/events/community-events

  

Contact Phone: 
360-487-8316
Contact Email: 
cityhallrsvp@cityofvancouver.us
Venue: 
Vancouver Hilton and Convention Center
Cost: 
$50

A Spooktacular Bike Ride

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friends of Gateway Green & EPAP Bike Committee
Address: 
Portland, OR
United States
Park/Trail: 

Join Friends of Gateway Green for a family-friendly, fun, and festive Halloween-themed bike ride. Come dressed in your scariest, funniest, weirdest costume - even dress up your bike! We’ll haunt the streets of east Portland for an easy paced bike ride escorted by EPAP bike committee members. Bring your friends and family for an afternoon of Halloween fun on two wheels!

Directions: From downtown Portland - take I-84 east to exit 7 Halsey St., keep left on ramp, take slight right onto NE Halsey St., 1st right onto NE 102nd Ave., right onto NE Pacifc St. or I-205 south toward I-84/Portland/Salem, take Glisan St. exit 21A, left onto NE Glisan St., left onto NE 102nd Ave., left onto NE Pacifc ST.

Contact Name: 
Laura Goodrich
Contact Phone: 
503-501-7197
Contact Email: 
gatewaygreenpdx@gmail.com
Venue Details: 
Convene at the Gateway MAX Station
Cost: 
Free

Crystal Springs Guided Tour

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Crystal Springs Partnership
Address: 
United States

The Crystal Springs Partnership will host a guided tour of southeast Portland’s Crystal Springs Watershed. Along the tour route, learn from local experts about the natural history of the watershed and plans for restoring a vibrant salmon run in Crystal Springs Creek.

There are two ways to participate…by foot and by bike.

Walkers will gather at Johnson Creek Park, SE 21st and Clatsop, at 9:30am, with the 2.5 mile walk scheduled to begin at 10:00.

Cyclists will gather at Reed College’s Eliot Circle at 11:15am for a five mile loop ride.

Riders and walkers will meet up at Reed College for a guided walk up Reed Canyon, where the tour will conclude with snacks and activities. Shuttle vans will be available for walkers who would like a ride back to Johnson Creek Park.

Contact Name: 
Ronda Fast
Contact Email: 
ronda.fast@portlandoregon.gov
Cost: 
Free

Sellwood Springwater Trail Food Forest Event

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sellwood Moreland Improvement League
Address: 
8210 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
United States

 July 18, 2012 Events at the SMILE Station

Food Forest Presentation by Jenny Pell Jenny Pell will present at the SMILE station on July 18th from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Jenny is the lead designer of a 7-acre "Beacon Food Forest" being implemented on public land in Seattle.

***Donations for this event are gladly accepted***

Sellwood Gap Springwater Trail Open House Prior to this event, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, SMILE’s Stewardship of Natural Amenities Committee (SNAC) will be presenting the three design alternatives that were generated through an on-going community design process for the public land alongside the Springwater Corridor's “Sellwood Gap”.

Help choose the design that best reflects local and regional objectives for this unique space.

 

Contact Name: 
Tina Osterink
Contact Phone: 
503-740-7285
Contact Email: 
tosterink@gmail.com
Venue: 
SMILE Station
Cost: 
Donations accepted

Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon's Natural Resources

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Metro
Address: 
SW Wilsonville Road
Wilsonville, OR
United States

Oregonians are known for fierce independence and rugged individuality, as well as progressive environmental policies – a dynamic combination. Veronica Dujon, sociology professor at Portland State University, invites you to consider how attachments to places shape our desire to both use and preserve natural resources. There’s much to discuss at Graham Oaks, an important Native American site and historic farm that was once considered for a landfill or women’s prison. This discussion continues a special series of The Conversation Project, with Oregon Humanities and Metro unplugging this summer to bring some of Oregon’s most fascinating thinkers to voter-protected natural areas. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy; Metro will bring the pie. Conversation is free, no registration required.

Contact Name: 
Metro parks
Contact Phone: 
503-797-1850
Contact Email: 
metroparks@oregonmetro.gov
Venue: 
Graham Oaks Nature Park
Venue Details: 
Explore trails, restored oak woodlands, a conifer forest and rich wildlife at Metro's new Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville. Ride your bike on the Tonquin Trail, stroll through a conifer forest or spot birds from a wetland overlook at Metro's Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville. This 250-acre destination is a playground not just for people, but also for wildlife. With restored oak woodlands growing bigger every year, Graham Oaks provides important habitat for native birds and mammals. Bring your family, bring your camera, bring a picnic to the sustainable new picnic shelter. Bring your curiosity, and learn how voters helped renew this special landscape. Park highlights Three miles of trails traverse Graham Oaks, allowing visitors to explore several habitats in a single park. Cyclists and joggers can take the paved Tonquin Trail, which eventually will connect Wilsonville, Tualatin and Sherwood. A spur trail leads to a wetland overlook, perfect for bird-watchers; Coyote Way meanders through young oak woodlands. For a bit of shade, follow the Legacy Creek Trail through a rich conifer forest where thousands of species thrive. Be sure to visit Graham Oaks’ five plazas – perfect spots to rest, reflect and learn about the park. Be on the lookout for native wildlife such as white-breasted nuthatch, Western bluebird, orange-crowned warbler and Western gray squirrels. A historical landscape Graham Oaks has a long and storied history, from the Kalapuyan tribes who gathered food here to the family that farmed the land – and the voters who helped purchase the site, restore its habitat and open it as a nature park. Learn more Greening Graham Oaks Did you know Graham Oaks is one of the region’s greenest parks? At Graham Oaks, pervious pavement in the parking lot manages stormwater and removes pollutants. Solar panels on the restroom feed into the City of Wilsonville’s electric grid, and the beautiful stonework at the plazas and overlooks is Columbia River Gorge basalt stone. Find out about sustainable strategies used in the design, materials and construction. Learn more A living laboratory Graham Oaks serves as an outdoor classroom for Inza Wood Middle School, Boones Ferry Primary School and CREST, the environmental education center operated by the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Students study the rich wildlife, habitat and cultural history of Graham Oaks – an undertaking that helped create artwork and books showcased at the grand opening. Access Graham Oaks Nature Park is free and open from 6:30 a.m. to legal sunset. Many of the park features are wheelchair accessible, although some trails offer a higher level of challenge. There is limited parking at the park entrance. Parking is not allowed at any of the schools. There is a permanent bike parking structure at the entrance of the park, accommodating a total of six bikes. Bikes are permitted only on the Tonquin Trail.
Cost: 
Free

A City’s Center: Rethinking Downtown

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Metro
Address: 
1700 SE Jefferson St.
Milwaukie, OR
United States

Nan Laurence, a senior planner for Eugene, explores how downtowns can represent a community’s ideals and aspirations. Join her at Milwaukie’s Riverfront Park – where a Metro nature grant is helping launch a major transformation – to talk about the changing character of downtown activities, urban forms and public spaces. This program kicks off a special series of The Conversation Project, with Oregon Humanities and Metro unplugging this summer to bring some of Oregon’s most fascinating thinkers to voter-protected natural areas. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy; Metro will bring the pie. Conversation is free, no registration required. Co-hosted by the City of Milwaukie.

Contact Name: 
Metro parks
Contact Phone: 
503-797-1850
Contact Email: 
metroparks@oregonmetro.gov
Venue: 
Milwaukie Riverfront Park
Venue Details: 
North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD) includes the North Clackamas Aquatic Park, the Milwaukie Center, Milwaukie Riverfront Park and over 60 parks and open spaces, that offer a wide range of recreation and educational offerings. Also found within NCPRD is the Mt. Talbert Nature Park, Hood View Park and the Trolley Trail.
Cost: 
Free

Regional Trail User Counts

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:00pm to Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 3:00pm
Many Intertwine Alliance Partners
Address: 
United States

VOLUNTEER FOR TRAILS! 

Become a trail counter for the 5th annual Intertwine Regional Trail Counts by volunteering for a two-hour shift. 

 
For the fifth year in a row, volunteers will count the number of people biking and walking on the Intertwine – the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan region’s system of trails, parks and natural areas. Join in the effort by Metro, local jurisdictions and the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project to gather accurate trail use data to help decide where and when to build new trails, obtain funding and respond to the needs of trail users.
 
 

 

Contact Name: 
Mel Huie
Contact Phone: 
503.797.1731.
Contact Email: 
mel.huie@oregonmetro.gov
Venue: 
Recreational Trails and Active Transportation Corridors Across the Region
Cost: 
Free - Registration Required

Mount Mitchell Hike

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 9:00am
Clackamas River Basin Council
Address: 
595 NW Industrial Way
Estacada, OR 97222
United States

 

This most striking viewpoint features a dropoff of some 3400 feet and views from Mount Jefferson to Hood.

The final goal is a narrow fractured outcrop with cliffs on three sides. The Clackamas Basin below this viewpoint is at its broadest in the upper Clackamas. The hike follows flatter terrain except for the final lift to the viewpoint. Distance is 4+ miles and total gain is about 625 feet. High Point of 5015 ft. This trail is very old but now little used.

Bring plenty of water, a camera, bug spray, and a lunch. Be aware that temperatures in the upper watershed are cooler than down below, and wear appropriate footwear.  RSVP to attend by emailing Becki at Rebecca@clackamasriver.org or calling 503-303-4372.

Contact Name: 
Rebecca Walker
Contact Phone: 
5033034372
Contact Email: 
Rebecca@clackamasriver.org
Venue: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Venue Details: 
We will meet at the Ranger District to carpool into the watershed.
Cost: 
FREE!

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