Portland No Ivy Day - Deer Creek

We will join the Tryon Creek Watershed Council and property owners along Deer Creek in SW Portland to pull ivy and have fun! We will also be doing some PLANTING. Part of the site is clear and TCWC has native plants that can go in on this day.

Deer Creek is a tributary to Tryon Creek entering it at Marshall Park (where others will be working on ivy this day). We will be joining private landowners who are dedicated volunteers needing encouragement to free the creek from ivy so that native plants can flourish and provide habitat for our native wildlife species. This will help to create a connectivity corridor all the way through Tryon Creek State Park.

9275 SW 8th, 97219 is a Right turn off Terwilliger, South of Taylors Ferry, just before Riverdale High School. You can join us even if you can't get there by 8:30, but take my cell phone number listed in the questions when you reply. 

Portions of the area are steep slopes, so people need to be physically comfortable negotiating steep/uneven terrain.

What should I bring to a work party?

Grubby, washable clothing
Long pants
Long-sleeved shirt
Sturdy shoes or boots
Rain gear (if needed)
Water bottle
Daypack or bag for your personal gear
TCWC will supply the few tools needed but bring work gloves if you have them.

We'll gather for lunch at Chez Jose on SW Terwilliger afterward so bring money and a change of clothes if it's wet. This might also be a fine time for a hike in Tryon Creek State Park. Let me know below if you would like to do that as well.

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  • elizabeth

    I had a good time. Felt like I made a worthy contributon. Directions and signage should have been better.

    October 7, 2013

  • Leslye E.

    once we found the location, it was a great activity and the homeowner was very appreciative.

    October 5, 2013

    • Mary V.

      This points out the need for TCWC to take a page from Friends of Trees and put up signs in the neighborhood--even a week ahead of time. That could have attracted more neighbors and enabled us to find it more easily as well.

      October 5, 2013

  • Mary V.

    Thanks to Elizabeth and Leslye from Meetup, Margaret and Forest from Tryon Creek Watershed Council, we removed most of the ivy covering 1/4 acre of a steep hill and replaced it with a diversity of native trees and plants. We even uncovered some steps that will make it far easier for property-owner, Karen to access the site. Karen and a couple of her neighbors contributed greatly too.

    October 5, 2013

  • Mary V.

    Looks like we'll have great weather for this. The rain earlier in the week loosened the soil and made it easier to pull ivy--and to plant native plants as well. I'm really looking forward to seeing you!

    October 4, 2013

  • elizabeth

    What was on the 'what to wear/bring list again?

    October 3, 2013

    • Mary V.

      Grubby, washable clothing
      Long pants
      Long-sleeved shirt
      Sturdy shoes or boots
      Rain gear (if needed)
      Water bottle
      Daypack or bag for your personal gear
      TCWC will supply the few tools needed but bring work gloves if you have them.

      October 4, 2013

  • Tesh B

    may i bring my small dog or leave her at home?

    October 2, 2013

    • Mary V.

      Hmm! We'll be on private property, some of it steep-sloped. I'm okay with bringing her if you don't feel that she would get in the way?

      October 4, 2013

  • elizabeth

    this is obviously not a picture of me but I'm not techno savvy so until my daughter can help me out this will have to do.

    September 22, 2013

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