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
Sturdy shoes or boots
Rain gear (if needed)
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.