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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
No Ivy Day celebrates 10 years - October 1, 2013

It’s time to put on your gloves and battle the ivy!

 

Join the No Ivy League this Saturday to help get rid of English and Irish ivy - two of the most invasive species in our area.

 

English ivy and Irish ivy were once widely used in landscaping design, but these resilient plants are taking over roadways and have entered our forests and parks. They must be stopped!

 

Invasive species cause a lot of damage to our forests, streams, rivers, and property. They can lead to the extinction of native plant and animal species, and cost approximately $120 billion each year nationally!

 

Don’t run, stand and fight! Volunteers can sign up at ivy “takeover” sites throughout the city.

 

It costs a lot less to prevent the spread of invasive plants before they gain a foothold. The No Ivy League and volunteers are helping keep Portland in its natural form.

 

To learn more about No Ivy Day, and to sign up to volunteer, visit No Ivy League’s website.