Join us for free urban nature adventures every third Wednesday, February through November! April theme: Ethnobotany! Travel back in time as you embark on a short guided hike at Columbia Springs to learn some of the ways different native plants have been used as food, medicine, and tools for thousands of years! This hike is best suited for students aged 7-77 and is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. We can accommodate twenty people maximum on a first come first served basis.
Get dirty, breathe fresh air, meet new people and make an impact on stream health and forest diversity! Celebrate Earth Day with a tree planting and invasive English ivy removal. Come out and enjoy the grand opening celebration of the Tualatin River Greenway Trail! Tools, gloves, snacks, and guidance are provided. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for the weather. Activities include: None, Grand Opening Ceremony of the Tualatin River Greenway Trail following the planting event.
Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/put-down-roots-tualatin
Learn to identify common native plants of Oregon. Workshop includes going out into field, pizza and refreshments!
Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/native-plant-id-workshop
Linnton Creek is a principle stream in Forest Park, one of the main trail heads in the north end of the park, and its confluence with the Willamette River will have a new lagoon, as part of the the 27 acre Linnton Plywood Mill site's restoration as animal habitat (a Superfund mitigation site). We are restoring the creek trail head, removing ivy and blackberry, planting natives, and installing an interpretive sign, trash can and custom (and amusing) dog waste bag dispenser designed by noted artist Ivan McLean. Part of a broad effort to eliminate dog waste from the park, this site is particularly important as the creek will flow into a new lagoon designed as a resting place for salmon fry, where clean water will be crucial. At the moment the main effort is ivy removal and the planting of almost 300 native plants. Hot and cold beverages, pastries, tools and gloves are provided. We'll be having a celebration of the project's completion in June. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Native Planting.
Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/linnton-creek-project-april
Remove invasives to improve habitat and water quality. Tools and gloves will be provided on site. Drinking water will also be provided but feel free to bring your own water bottles. This can be messy work, so please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.
Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/trillium-creek-april-communit...
Heron Pointe Wetland is degraded by the presence of an invasive grass:reed canary grass. Volunteers will be planting native willow, Oregon ash as well as native shrubs like douglas spirea. Volunteers will also be installing coffee bags as a weed barrier and mulching. Native plants will add needed biodiversity improving the overall health of the wetland.
In the early 1900's Johnson Lake was the premier recreation site in its area. The lake was fed by groundwater springs and the water was so clear your could see to the bottom. In our lifetimes, the lake has seen various forms of pollution. A rigorous clean up effort began once the property was acquired by the city in the '90s. Continue to contribute to the health of the Johnson Lake natural area with us by casting native plant seeds at our April 2nd work party. It's a three step process that includes roughing up the soil, casting seed, and covering the planting area with mulch. This is a great activity for families and groups. Join us! This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Parents should note that there is a water body on this site. This opportunity is open to volunteers 14 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Registration is requested. Is your business or community group looking to volunteer? Groups are welcome! Please contact the Council independently if you are registering with 5 or more persons. Activities include: Native Planting.
Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/stewardship-saturday-johnson-...
Trees, trees beautiful trees. Do you know which local tree hosts the most number of lichens and mosses? Or which tree grows the tallest? Come take a walk and learn the about conifer and deciduous trees. We cover tree identification, and human and animal uses of trees.
Ages: 8 and older
Instead of taking flowers to mom this Mother's Day, why not take her to the wildflowers? Join Metro naturalist Dan Daly for a leisurely stroll to see and learn about common wildflowers. Enjoy the serenade of nesting songbirds and views of the Willamette River and historic Canemah cemetery.
Ages: 6 and older
Celebrate the 20th year of the oldest and best native plant sale in Portland!
Audubon Society of Portland will hold its annual native plant sale on Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24, from 10 AM to 5 PM at 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland.
Highlights of our twenty year anniversary include over 100 species of native plants for sale, experienced gardener volunteers to advise and assist, and appearances by the Audubon Education birds of prey.
Free and open to the public. All proceeds benefit Portland Audubon programs such as nature education, wildlife sanctuaries, and wildlife rehabilitation.