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Just say “no” to ivy! - April 2, 2013

Join us tomorrow to help remove invasive plants in Forest Park.

 

On Wednesday, volunteers will join forces with the No Ivy League of Portland to battle invasive English ivy in the park. The No Ivy League removes English ivy from host trees in Forest Parknot because the vine plant isn’t beautiful to look at, but because it’s destroying many of the native plants that make up the park’s ecosystem. The No Ivy League removes the invasive species by hand, rather than chemical or mechanical removal.

 

To volunteer in Forest Park, meet at the No Ivy League’s Field Headquarters at 10 am tomorrow near Lower Macleay Trailhead. Wear weather-appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Gloves and tools will be provided.

 

Can’t make it tomorrow? The No Ivy League meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday for mid-week restoration and invasive plant removal.

 

Forest Park Volunteer Day

April 3, 10 am-1 pm

Lower Macleay Trailhead

2960 NW Upshur