This Meetup is sponsored by the Portland chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. You can sign up for our popular wildflower hikes, environmental awareness walks, botanical workshops, monthly programs, and more. We know that freely exploring nature and enjoying the wonder and beauty of native plants is something everyone should be able to do. Yet racism can create challenges for Blacks and other Persons of Color seeking to participate and be heard in organizations like ours. In order to engage our diverse communities, we are committed to investigating how our actions as an organization create barriers to participation. As we listen to Black leaders and consider concrete steps we can take, we invite our members to stand with us and with our Black and Indigenous communities and with all People of Color as we work to create a respectful, safe, and welcoming environment.
Join the Friends of Nob Hill Nature Park for an easy, low-key stroll to see Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentale), Solomon's Stars (Maianthemum stellatum), Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallii), Fernleaf Desert Parsley (Lomatium dissectum), Wood fern (Dryoperis arguta) and more in an area undergoing restoration. NHNP is a 7-acre oak woodland, perched on a basalt bluff with lovely views of the Columbia River and Multnomah Channel. Poison oak is common off well-maintained trails...caution advised. NHNP is 30 miles north of Portland, off Hwy 30, in St. Helens. Meet at the wastewater treatment facility across from the park. Allow about 45 minutes drive time from Portland. A plant list is available by request from Caroline,[masked]. Group may be divided for COVID safety. Please wear a mask. If you find you can't attend, click the BLUE "Edit RSVP" below right and select "Not Going". You'll allow the next wait listed person to attend..Thank You!