Tales From The Trails:

Footbridge over Burnside - Update

Footbridge over Burnside - Update

The Portland Parks Foundation is spearheading the effort to build a bridge at this intersection before a serious tragedy occurs. A committee of local residents is leading the effort to make this project possible. READ MORE »

Rerouting a Trail for Ecological Health and User Safety

Rerouting a Trail for Ecological Health and User Safety

The Quarry Trail had long been one of the weaker links in Forest Park’s trail system—a connector trail between Leif Erikson and the Maple Trail that was best avoided during the winter months due to its steep grade and muddy surface. READ MORE »

Three New Bridges Will Unite Forest Park’s Legacy and Future

Three New Bridges Will Unite Forest Park’s Legacy and Future

New bridges on popular trails are being installed by Portland Parks & Recreation thanks to the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond Measure. READ MORE »

Springville Road - A Brief History

Springville Road - A Brief History

Springville Road may look like an ordinary fire lane, but it’s actually a historic wagon road that predates Forest Park by at least a century. READ MORE »

Donate Stock and Protect Forest Park for Future Generations

Donate Stock and Protect Forest Park for Future Generations

Donate stock, protect Forest Park, and save on your taxes! READ MORE »

Off-Road Cycling in Forest Park

Off-Road Cycling in Forest Park

We know many of you have questions about the City of Portland’s Off-Road Cycling planning process and how it might impact Forest Park. READ MORE »

Announcing Our Summer Nights Work Parties!

Announcing Our Summer Nights Work Parties!

What better way to end a beautiful summer day than by working in Forest Park followed by a complimentary brew at Portland Brewing READ MORE »

Forest Park-Inspired Beers and Cider!

Forest Park-Inspired Beers and Cider!

Try amazing brews inspired by Forest Park! READ MORE »

Off-Road Cycling FAQ

Off-Road Cycling FAQ

Off-Road Cycling Master Planning Process - FAQ READ MORE »

Spring in Forest Park: New Projects, Plans and Progress

Spring in Forest Park: New Projects, Plans and Progress

This season also brings many new projects that will benefit both the ecological health of the park and its users. READ MORE »

Wrapping Up Another Big Season Removing Canopy Weeds

Wrapping Up Another Big Season Removing Canopy Weeds

Removing ivy from trees makes a difference! READ MORE »

Beers Made by Walking 2017!

Beers Made by Walking 2017!

We are featuring six local brewers who will lead hikes and create brews inspired by Forest Park. READ MORE »

All Trails Challenge 2017 - Sign up now!

All Trails Challenge 2017 - Sign up now!

Raising money for Forest Park has never been so much fun. Check out the All Trails Challenge! READ MORE »

Spring and Summer Discovery Hikes - Come Join Us!

Spring and Summer Discovery Hikes - Come Join Us!

We have some wonderful expeditions planned! Sign up to join us on our upcoming Discovery Hikes! READ MORE »

Welcome to FPC's Newest Staff Members!

Welcome to FPC's Newest Staff Members!

We are excited to introduce our newest staff members to you. Please welcome Zachary Peal and Ryan Graig! READ MORE »

Guest Blog from Adventures in Thumbholes: Day of Stewardship

Guest Blog from Adventures in Thumbholes: Day of Stewardship

A team of nearly 100 strong at four sites throughout the park raked leaves, pulled ivy, and planted trees to enhance the natural beauty and health of Forest Park. READ MORE »

Dogs on Leashes Make Everyone Safer

Dogs on Leashes Make Everyone Safer

Dog owners often think that their dog won't bite someone. But that's not always the case. READ MORE »

Food Front Round-Up in February

Food Front Round-Up in February

Shop at Food Front Cooperative Grocery in February and Help us Restore Forest Park! READ MORE »

Storm Response in Forest Park

Storm Response in Forest Park

With all the storms that have hit the Portland area this winter, Forest Park Conservancy and Portland Parks and Recreation have a lot of work ahead. READ MORE »

Staff Update

Staff Update

Next month, we say goodbye to Lisa Slupianek, our wonderful Trails Manager. READ MORE »

Staff Update: A Fond (and Sad) Farewell

Staff Update: A Fond (and Sad) Farewell

​Next month, we say goodbye to our wonderful Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Guy Maguire. READ MORE »

Crew Leader Training: Restoration Edition

Crew Leader Training: Restoration Edition

Be a volunteer leader with FPC and help us lead work parties to restore habitat in Forest Park! READ MORE »

Spring Day of Stewardship 2017!

Spring Day of Stewardship 2017!

Help us restore Forest Park at our annual Spring Day of Stewardship. Let's make this the biggest SDOS ever! READ MORE »

Shopping for gifts for that special person in your life? We’ve got you covered!

Shopping for gifts for that special person in your life? We’ve got you covered!

Shop for holiday fifts that support Forest Park at our online store! READ MORE »

Restoring Forest Park from the Outside-In

Restoring Forest Park from the Outside-In

Learn about changes to FPC's Canopy Weeds Program and how we are tackling invasive species outside of Forest Park to protect the park from the outside in. READ MORE »

Give today and your gift will be MATCHED!

Give today and your gift will be MATCHED!

We are close to meeting our goal! Make a gift between by 11:59PM Friday, December 2nd and FPC's Board of Directors will match your donation. READ MORE »

Willamette's Week Give!Guide - Great Way to Support Forest Park

Willamette's Week Give!Guide - Great Way to Support Forest Park

You can help restore Forest Park by making a gift through the Willamette Week Give!Guide READ MORE »

Two measures for Our Environment Pass!

Two measures for Our Environment Pass!

Measures 99 and 26-178 Passed! READ MORE »

Annual Rake-A-Thon on November 19

Annual Rake-A-Thon on November 19

Lisa shows how a simple act of raking can make all the difference in keeping our trails open in the rainy season READ MORE »

Year End Party 2016

Year End Party 2016

Join us for our annual Year End Party! READ MORE »

Top 10 Hikes in Forest Park!

Top 10 Hikes in Forest Park!

Join FPC staff at the downtown Columbia store and learn about the best hike routes in Forest Park. Free pizza and beer! READ MORE »

Fall Day of Stewardship: A time to celebrate and give back to Forest Park

Fall Day of Stewardship: A time to celebrate and give back to Forest Park

Guy reflects on his first visit to Forest Park and what the Day of Stewardship means to the health of Forest Park READ MORE »

Expanded Discovery Hikes Program

Expanded Discovery Hikes Program

We have something for everyone. Check out our hikes schedule and sign up today! READ MORE »

Protecting Forest Park's Ecosystem

Protecting Forest Park's Ecosystem

We care about the environment and love our parks. That's why protecting the greater Forest Park ecosystem is so important. READ MORE »

First Annual Summer BBQ on August 24th!

First Annual Summer BBQ on August 24th!

You don't want to miss our First Annual Summer BBQ! READ MORE »

All Trails Challenge 2016 is Open - Sign up Today!

All Trails Challenge 2016 is Open - Sign up Today!

The All Trails Challenge 2016 has officially begun. Sign up today. It's good for your heath and it's good for the health of Forest Park. READ MORE »

Give Today to Support Forest Park and Double Your Impact

Give Today to Support Forest Park and Double Your Impact

Make a gift in July and your donation will be matched! READ MORE »

You can help us improve the trails in Forest Park!

You can help us improve the trails in Forest Park!

Make your gift today and support better trails in Forest Park READ MORE »

Letter from the Director: Spring is the Time to Support Trails

Letter from the Director: Spring is the Time to Support Trails

You can ensure Forest Park's trails are safe and accessible. It takes all of us to protect Forest Park! READ MORE »

SELCO June Deal

SELCO June Deal

Throughout the month of June, SELCO is running a promotion that benefits the Forest Park Conservancy and your bank account. READ MORE »

Tackling Threats Outside of Forest Park

Tackling Threats Outside of Forest Park

Since 2011, FPC has cleared 17,000 trees of invasive ivy outside of Forest Park. READ MORE »

Trails Assistant Job Opening

Trails Assistant Job Opening

The Forest Park Conservancy seeks two seasonal Trails Assistant positions READ MORE »

The Forest Park Conservancy supports Outdoor School for All

The Forest Park Conservancy supports Outdoor School for All

​For the future of places like Forest Park, the time to support Outdoor School is now READ MORE »

Wanted: Volunteer Crew Leaders!

Wanted: Volunteer Crew Leaders!

Volunteer Crew Leaders provide the backbone of our efforts to restore and steward Forest Park. Find out how you can become one! READ MORE »

In Memory and Appreciation of Nancy Hebb Freeman

In Memory and Appreciation of Nancy Hebb Freeman

We are grateful for the legacy gift of Nancy Hebb Freeman. Her bequest will help us restore Forest Park. READ MORE »

Spring is the best time for a walk with FPC!

Spring is the best time for a walk with FPC!

Join us on our Spring Discovery Hikes. From plants to photography, we’ve got a hike you’re sure to enjoy. READ MORE »

Jump-start your hiking season!

Jump-start your hiking season!

The Forest Park Conservancy offers a range of products to help you kick-start your hiking season in Forest Park! READ MORE »

KEEN To Donate 30% of Sales to FPC on Earth Day!

KEEN To Donate 30% of Sales to FPC on Earth Day!

To celebrate Earth Day our partners at KEEN Footwear will be donating 30% of ALL proceeds from the NW Portland Keen Garage retail store to benefit the Forest Park Conservancy! READ MORE »

Spring Day of Stewardship 2016

Spring Day of Stewardship 2016

140 volunteers, 5 sites, 400 native plants planted, over 1 mile of trail repaired, three french drains built, 1 switchback fixed, 19,000 square feet of invasive species removed, all in one day! READ MORE »

Six Tips for Dog Adventurers in Forest Park

Six Tips for Dog Adventurers in Forest Park

There’s nothing better than hitting the trail with your pooch. For Forest Park adventurers, here are six useful tips that’ll keep human and canine companions alike safe and happy on the trails. READ MORE »

Asian Gypsy Moths Found in Forest Park

Asian Gypsy Moths Found in Forest Park

UPDATED on April 28, 2016 READ MORE »

A Season of Resiliency

A Season of Resiliency

Witnessing Winter's Wrath and Recovery in Forest Park READ MORE »

Volunteer and Make a Difference!

Volunteer and Make a Difference!

Find out the many ways that you can volunteer and help Forest Park! READ MORE »

Vote for the Forest Park Conservancy!

Vote for the Forest Park Conservancy!

Help us be one of the first non-profits to participate in New Seasons Markets' Bag It Forward program! READ MORE »

FPC Director, Renee Myers, Brings Lessons from Forest Park to Borneo!

FPC Director, Renee Myers, Brings Lessons from Forest Park to Borneo!

Portland's Forest Park draws interest in Asia for innovative environmental approach. FPC Director Renee Myers visits Kota Kinabalu to collaborate on environmental practices READ MORE »

Support Forest Park at the Oregon Public House!

Support Forest Park at the Oregon Public House!

We are partnering with the Oregon Public House, the world's first non-profit pub, to support Forest Park. Find out more. READ MORE »

IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent

IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent

Congress made permanent the law that allows people 70 1/2 and older to transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA account to charity. READ MORE »

Big Trail Projects Planned for 2016

Big Trail Projects Planned for 2016

Our trails will get much needed TLC in 2016! READ MORE »

Protecting Our Natural Crown Jewel

Protecting Our Natural Crown Jewel

Forest Park is at a turning point due to climate change, urban growth and pollution. See what we are doing about it. READ MORE »

Make a gift to FPC and the Oregon Cultural Trust (and get your OCT gift back as a tax credit)

Make a gift to FPC and the Oregon Cultural Trust (and get your OCT gift back as a tax credit)

Did you know the Forest Park Conservancy is a member of the Oregon Cultural Trust? READ MORE »

Giving Thanks: #OptOutside & Explore Forest Park This Black Friday

Giving Thanks: #OptOutside & Explore Forest Park This Black Friday

During Thanksgiving weekend, what could be more fitting than to give thanks, enjoy and celebrate the beauty and wonder of natural world around us? READ MORE »

Here's to restoring Forest Park!

Here's to restoring Forest Park!

One by one, hour by hour, we made great strides towards restoring Forest Park. Thank you for your time, talent and treasure. We can't succeed without you. Read all that we achieved last year. READ MORE »

Say hello to our new staff member!

Say hello to our new staff member!

We are so excited to welcome Guy Maguire as our new Volunteer and Outreac READ MORE »

Only You Can Restore Forest Park

Only You Can Restore Forest Park

What other organization maintains 30 miles of trail, removes ivy from more than 4,000 trees, and engages volunteers who spend 7,500 hours each year restoring Forest Park? READ MORE »

Last Two Discovery Hikes of the Season!

Last Two Discovery Hikes of the Season!

Our last two hikes of 2015 are just around the corner. Sign up today! READ MORE »

RAKING A DIFFERENCE: Get Ready for Rake-A-Thon, Nov. 21

RAKING A DIFFERENCE: Get Ready for Rake-A-Thon, Nov. 21

Every fall, millions of leaves tumble out of the sky in a rite of passage, signaling the season’s change. READ MORE »

Eat, drink and let Portland Brewing Company Make a Donation to the Forest Park Conservancy!

Eat, drink and let Portland Brewing Company Make a Donation to the Forest Park Conservancy!

Enjoy lunch or a beer and support the Forest Park Conservancy on November 21st! READ MORE »

Beers Made by Walking Beer Tapping on October 10th!

Beers Made by Walking Beer Tapping on October 10th!

Try some beer inspired by Forest Park on October 10th! READ MORE »

Wildwood Revamp

Wildwood Revamp

Our summer-long Wildwood Trail improvement project is complete! Check out all we accomplished with volunteers this season and see what's in store for wildlife habitat! READ MORE »

Mikala

Mikala

At the end of September, our long-time Volunteer Program Manager, Mikala Soroka, will be leaving her current post at the Forest Park Conservancy and going back to school. READ MORE »

Catch up with FPC at our Annual Meeting!

Catch up with FPC at our Annual Meeting!

​Come to our Annual Meeting and learn about what's in store for the year ahead! Meet our board members and staff and others who love Forest Park. READ MORE »

Volunteer on Day of Stewardship! October 17

Volunteer on Day of Stewardship! October 17

Join Forest Park Conservancy's restoration event of the season! Have fun giving back to your neighborhood forest on our Fall Day of Stewardship 2015. READ MORE »

Greening Portland's Industrial Area!

Greening Portland's Industrial Area!

We've teamed up with students at Portland State University’s Masters of Urban and Regional Planning program to explore options for making the industrial neighborhood a healthier, greener area. READ MORE »

Balch Creek Launch Project

Balch Creek Launch Project

The Balch Creek Launch Project is intensively focused on restoring 155 acres in the Balch subwatershed, prioritized for its ecological value, in Forest Park. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn more about this groundbreaking project. READ MORE »

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration and Hike

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration and Hike

If you're a volunteer, come on out to the forest and let us thank you for your tremendous work! Leading up to the celebration, volunteers are invited to walk all or part of Wildwood Trail with the FPC field staff! READ MORE »

ESCO Charity Drive

ESCO Charity Drive

Watch world-class women golfers compete at this year’s LPGA Portland Classic and 100% of your ticket purchase will benefit the Forest Park Conservancy! READ MORE »

Meet Lisa! Our New Trails Manager

Meet Lisa! Our New Trails Manager

The Forest Park Conservancy is excited to introduce Lisa Slupianek, our new Trails Manager! Learn more about Lisa, how she defines trail work and the trail tool of her dreams. READ MORE »

All Trails Challenge

All Trails Challenge

Rise to the challenge of your choice at this year's All Trails Challenge! All trails lead to health - for you and your park. READ MORE »

Get Off the Beaten Path

Get Off the Beaten Path

Not all trails lead to taverns, but some do! Choose your own adventure from these little-known routes. READ MORE »

To Leash or Not to Leash?

To Leash or Not to Leash?

Thanks to a grant from Metro, the Forest Park Conservancy is raising awareness about the importance of keeping dogs on leash and on trail in Forest Park. Our work has never been this adorable. READ MORE »

Meet Our New Office Manager!

Meet Our New Office Manager!

Cailin Bell is our new office guru and organizational glue. We asked her a few key get-to-know-you questions. Here is what she had to say. READ MORE »

Volunteers Rock Wildwood

Volunteers Rock Wildwood

This summer the Forest Park Conservancy is teaming up with Portland Parks & Recreation to make long-term improvements to Wildwood Trail between Wild Cherry and Dogwood, aka Ditch Trail. READ MORE »

Get a Taste of Forest Park

Get a Taste of Forest Park

​Base Camp Brewing Company is brewing a Forest Park Heritage Tree IPL! This flavorful, small-batch brew pays homage to the Park that inspired it. READ MORE »

Say No to Canopy Weeds

Say No to Canopy Weeds

Canopy weeds, like ivy, are invasive plants that climb to the tops of trees and spread their seeds. For the past three winters, FPC has tackled canopy weeds near the perimeter of Forest Park. READ MORE »

Prime Parcel Donated

Prime Parcel Donated

Forest Park Conservancy is the beneficiary of three acres of the Cottrell refuge, a small wooded area adjacent to Skyline Blvd., in Portland’s west hills. READ MORE »

No Senior Left Inside

No Senior Left Inside

March's inaugural hike marks the start of a series of similar walks for seniors who wish to explore our beautiful Forest Park! READ MORE »

Metro Grant for Dogs and Trails

Metro Grant for Dogs and Trails

Thanks to support from Metro, FPC will be repairing sections of Wildwood Trail and raising awareness about the importance of keeping dogs on a leash in Forest Park. READ MORE »

Day of Stewardship Recap

Day of Stewardship Recap

Forest Park Conservancy's biannual Day of Stewardship was a big success! On March 14, more than 130 volunteers came together to improve the ecological health of Forest Park. READ MORE »

KEEN Earth Day

KEEN Earth Day

Shop at KEEN Footwear on Earth Day! On April 22, 10% of all sales benefit the Forest Park Conservancy. READ MORE »

Thank You, Lisa!

Thank You, Lisa!

After more than seven years as FPC’s office manager and membership coordinator, Lisa Micek-Hillerns has moved on to other adventures. READ MORE »

Trails Manager Lucy Cohen Says Farewell

Trails Manager Lucy Cohen Says Farewell

After working five years with the Forest Park Conservancy, Lucy Cohen will be stepping down from her Trails Manager position and will become the new Trails Technician for Portland Parks & Recreation’s City Nature West. READ MORE »

Forest Park Froggers

Forest Park Froggers

A dedicated group of concerned citizens is helping Forest Park frogs cross the road, and you can help. READ MORE »

Give!Guide Great Success!

Give!Guide Great Success!

Thanks to everyone who gave to us through the 2014 Willamette Week Give!Guide! You exceeded our expectations. READ MORE »

Canopy Weeds Crew Back In Action

Canopy Weeds Crew Back In Action

Our crew is gearing up for season three of the Canopy Weeds program, a partner-based effort to remove invasive weeds from the trees surrounding Forest Park. READ MORE »

Meet Kota and Daiki! Japanese Interns

Meet Kota and Daiki! Japanese Interns

Forest Park Conservancy is happy to welcome Kota and Daiki into our community of volunteers. Join us at any Thursday work party from now through February 12 and help make them feel at home. READ MORE »

Volunteer on Day of Stewardship! March 14th

Volunteer on Day of Stewardship! March 14th

On Forest Park Conservancy’s biannual Day of Stewardship, Forest Park fans from across the greater Portland area join forces to enhance the natural beauty and ecology of Forest Park. This spring, be one of them. READ MORE »

Everyone Loves a Loop

Everyone Loves a Loop

Forest Park is bursting with life right now. Streams are gushing, ferns are popping and wrens are singing. This winter, don't be afraid to bundle up and hit the trails. READ MORE »

Hiking for the Holidays

Hiking for the Holidays

Looking for a family-friendly hike this holiday season? Try out this relatively flat, out-and-back route through Forest Park's most pristine habitat. READ MORE »

Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Parker

Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Parker

The Forest Park Conservancy is thrilled to have volunteers like Katie who value being outdoors, staying active and having fun. READ MORE »

Reflections on the year and what’s ahead

Reflections on the year and what’s ahead

This is always a time of reflection for me as I look back at the year that is nearly over and toward the new year that’s coming. And, what a year it’s been! Thanks to the support from volunteers, donors and community partners, we made great strides towards our goal of fully restoring Forest Park. READ MORE »

Two Easy Ways to Restore Forest Park!

Two Easy Ways to Restore Forest Park!

We count on community support to repair trails, mobilize volunteers, and restore Forest Park. This year, you have two easy ways to support your park. READ MORE »

Volunteer Crew Leader Training! January 31st

Volunteer Crew Leader Training! January 31st

Join our annual Volunteer Crew Leader Training: Restoration Edition! This training will prepare volunteers to help lead habitat restoration projects at large-scale volunteer work parties in Forest Park. READ MORE »

Bright Alternative to Black Friday

Bright Alternative to Black Friday

Instead of scrambling for deals this Black Friday, how about taking a peaceful stroll through Forest Park? No traffic, no lines, no rush. READ MORE »

Volunteer on Tree Saturday! December 13th

Volunteer on Tree Saturday! December 13th

Join The Forest Park Conservancy for a morning of habitat restoration on Saturday, December 13th! We'll be saving the trees of Forest Park from invasive ivy. READ MORE »

Trailhead Closed Nov 17-19

Trailhead Closed Nov 17-19

From November 17 - 19, Wildwood Trailhead (north and south) on Germantown Road will be closed for improvements. READ MORE »

Willamette Week Give!Guide

Willamette Week Give!Guide

From now until the end of the year, support awesome nonprofits like The Forest Park Conservancy and be showered with sweet incentives. READ MORE »

Volunteer at Trail Rake-A-Thon! November 22nd

Volunteer at Trail Rake-A-Thon! November 22nd

Join us for our first annual Trail Rake-A-Thon event! We will be raking the trails clean to minimize mud this winter. READ MORE »

Shiny Happy Trails

Shiny Happy Trails

Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who showed their love to Forest Park this summer! READ MORE »

Forest Park Beer Tapping

Forest Park Beer Tapping

On October 11, be the first to try over a dozen unique beers inspired by Forest Park and landscapes across Oregon! Hosted by Beers Made By Walking to benefit the Forest Park Conservancy. READ MORE »

Future Stewards of Forest Park

Future Stewards of Forest Park

At almost every FPC event, rain or shine, my kids are there --- running around, helping where they can and trying to understand WHY we do what we do. READ MORE »

Our New Development Director

Our New Development Director

Sheryl Sackman joined the Forest Park Conservancy family! Her work will help us strengthen and grow FPC to meet the growing needs of Forest Park. READ MORE »

Volunteer Spotlight: John Jamison

Volunteer Spotlight: John Jamison

Since the start of its volunteer program in 2007, Forest Park Conservancy’s most loyal and consistent volunteer has been the one-and-only John Jamison. READ MORE »

Volunteer on Day of Stewardship! October 18th

Volunteer on Day of Stewardship! October 18th

Join Forest Park Conservancy's restoration event of the season! Have fun giving back to your neighborhood forest on Fall Day of Stewardship 2014. READ MORE »

Restoration Monitoring

Restoration Monitoring

Over the past two years, Forest Park Conservancy’s Restoration Crew has been working smart to combat invasive plants in Forest Park and monitor the effectiveness of their efforts. READ MORE »

From The Executive Director

From The Executive Director

When I look back over the past year, I am proud of our accomplishments and excited and hopeful about the future. READ MORE »

Interview with a Marathoner

Interview with a Marathoner

Jeff Hoppert, who ran the 2013 Forest Park Marathon and is getting set to run the upcoming August 16 race, shares his experience. READ MORE »

Firelane 4: A Welcome Detour

Firelane 4: A Welcome Detour

Looking for a local hike that's a little off the beaten path? This 3-mile Forest Park loop hike has it all - low foot traffic, lush forest, and scenic views. READ MORE »

Intertwine Photo Contest

Intertwine Photo Contest

Explore Forest Park, share your sights, and win The Intertwine's 2014 Photo Contest! A free pair of KEEN shoes could be yours. READ MORE »

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Come celebrate your Forest Park stewardship at this summer's Volunteer Appreciation Party on August 20th! Prizes for top volunteer hours, drinks and refreshments for all! READ MORE »

Public Awareness Campaign

Public Awareness Campaign

The Forest Park Public Awareness Campaign announced last month is now hitting the streets. Keep an eye out for the ads and help spread the word! READ MORE »

2014 Parks Replacement Bond

2014 Parks Replacement Bond

No matter how outstanding Portland's parks may be, its trails still crumble to landslides, its roofs still succumb to rot... The proposed 2014 Parks Replacement Bond will address urgent replacement needs without raising taxes. READ MORE »

Forest Park Marathon

Forest Park Marathon

The Forest Park Marathon is Saturday, August 16! hosted by Go Beyond Racing and Animal Athletics to benefit The Forest Park Conservancy. Race or volunteer for the cause! READ MORE »

Support Our Work, Enhance Your Journey

Support Our Work, Enhance Your Journey

It's trail repair season, and there's plenty of work to be done! Support our work and enhance your journey on the trails of Forest Park. READ MORE »

A Forest Park Love Story

A Forest Park Love Story

Now, a bold new advertising campaign stirs passion for Forest Park and inspires action. READ MORE »

Spring Field Trips: A Look Back

Spring Field Trips: A Look Back

This spring 158 students from four schools delved into Forest Park for some hands-on learning. Measuring at about eye-level with the park's trailside tree stumps, third and fourth graders got an up-close look at the growth rings and life cycles of trees. READ MORE »

Summer Nights Work Parties

Summer Nights Work Parties

Clear trails until the sun goes down and be treated to a free round of beers in town! Our Summer Nights work parties are every last Tuesday from June - August, sponsored by Deschutes Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Laurelwood Brewing Company, respectively. READ MORE »

Thank You National Trails Day Volunteers!

Thank You National Trails Day Volunteers!

Last Saturday, June 7th, The Forest Park Conservancy and REI celebrated National Trails Day with 58 volunteers in Forest Park. Volunteers met bright and early at trailheads along NW 53rd Drive and in just three hours made long-lasting contributions to the trails. READ MORE »

Beers Made By Walking Hike Schedule

Beers Made By Walking Hike Schedule

Beers Made By Walking and The Forest Park Conservancy present a summer series of Forest Park Beer Walks! These guided hikes will explore the flavor of place and inspire new beers. READ MORE »

Finnish Intern Finishes Internship

Finnish Intern Finishes Internship

Meet Marja Koskuvi Forest Park Conservancy’s Finnish intern! Today is the last day of Marja’s six-week trail internship, a much deserved respite from her master’s thesis and five years of studying biochemistry. READ MORE »

Volunteer on National Trails Day!

Volunteer on National Trails Day!

Get dirty on National Trails Day with REI and The Forest Park Conservancy! Help make Forest Park trails safe and fun to tread, now and in the long run. READ MORE »

Beers Made By Walking

Beers Made By Walking

Beer lovers rejoice! Forest Park Conservancy is proud to announce a new partnership and upcoming series of events with Beers Made By Walking. READ MORE »

ESCO Workmanship in Forest Park

ESCO Workmanship in Forest Park

On Earth Day, 76 ESCO employees joined forces with The Forest Park Conservancy to make a difference in Forest Park. READ MORE »

From Wheelchair to Wildwood Trail

From Wheelchair to Wildwood Trail

12 time All Trails Challenger Bill Cunningham shares his 2,000 mile journey through Forest Park to rehabilitation. READ MORE »

Forest Park “Nasty Series” Group Run/Hike

Forest Park “Nasty Series” Group Run/Hike

The Forest Park “Nasty Series” is a fundraiser sponsored by Animal Athletics where ALL proceeds go to the Forest Park Conservancy. READ MORE »

Join The All Trails Challenge 2014! You win, Park wins.

Join The All Trails Challenge 2014! You win, Park wins.

Forest Park Conservancy challenges you to travel all the trails (80 miles in six months) and support your park! READ MORE »

Volunteer Spotlight: Al McSwain

Volunteer Spotlight: Al McSwain

Al is a retired engineering manager who has had his fill of meetings, planning, and budgeting. Nowadays, he wants to engage in physical activity that accomplishes on-the-ground objectives. READ MORE »

Spring Day of Stewardship Recap

Spring Day of Stewardship Recap

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and volunteered on Spring Day of Stewardship! Saturday, March 8th READ MORE »

Gunderson Employees Volunteer in Forest Park

Gunderson Employees Volunteer in Forest Park

In late January, a crew of Gunderson employees joined Forest Park Conservancy staff for a week of trail work and habitat enhancement in Forest Park. READ MORE »

Spring Trails and Education Internship

Spring Trails and Education Internship

Spend this spring in your beloved Forest Park learning trail work techniques and leading field trips for local elementary schoolers! READ MORE »

WANTED: Forest Park Adventurers!

WANTED: Forest Park Adventurers!

Explore your local natural wonder by joining one of Forest Park Conservancy’s upcoming Discovery Hikes. READ MORE »

Record-Breaking on the Trails and More to Come in 2014!

Record-Breaking on the Trails and More to Come in 2014!

Your hard work paid off: 2013 was a record-breaking year for Forest Park's trails. And there's more to come in 2014! READ MORE »

Red-legged Frogs Cross Highway 30

Red-legged Frogs Cross Highway 30

Caring citizens save Forest Park frogs from Portland traffic. READ MORE »

Forest Park Needs Leaders!

Forest Park Needs Leaders!

Join this Saturday’s Volunteer Crew Leader Training and gear up to protect your urban wilderness! READ MORE »

Discovery Field Trips: “Thank You Forest Park Conservancy, I Will Never Forget It”

Discovery Field Trips: “Thank You Forest Park Conservancy, I Will Never Forget It”

Two-hundred sixty elementary school students visited Forest Park this fall through the Conservancy’s Discovery Field Trip environmental education program. READ MORE »

The Holman Wedge - A Success Story!

The Holman Wedge - A Success Story!

The Holman Wedge was the first pilot restoration project the Conservancy started several years ago. READ MORE »

Discovery Field Trips Back in Session

Discovery Field Trips Back in Session

During the school year, Kids Discovery Program Coordinator, Lucy Cohen, and her band of education volunteers lead half-day field trips for elementary school students from across Portland. READ MORE »

ESCO Corporation on the Trails!

ESCO Corporation on the Trails!

The Forest Park Conservancy has newly partnered with one of the Northwest industrial district’s oldest manufacturing companies, ESCO Corporation. READ MORE »

The Long and Lovely Trail Season

The Long and Lovely Trail Season

The Forest Park Conservancy crew and bands of dedicated trail interns and volunteers have been hard at work all summer long and through this clear, dry October to protect and improve the health of Forest Park’s trails. READ MORE »

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