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Spring Day of Stewardship Recap

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and volunteered on Day of Stewardship last Saturday! Forest Park Conservancy's biannual Day of Stewardship event is a time when Forest Park fans from across the region come together to give back to Portland's one-of-a-kind Forest Park. On Saturday, March 8th, 127 volunteers met at 5 project sites, and in just three hours made long-lasting improvements to the ecological health of Forest Park. 

Spring Day of Stewardship Accomplishments 

  • Uprooted 12,110 square feet of invasive ivy
  • Rescued 76 trees from invasive ivy
  • Planted 500 native trees and shrubs
  • Hauled out 168 cubic feet of invasive blackberry
  • Hauled out 3.4 cubic feet of trash
  • Cut down 1 invasive English laurel tree   

Following their morning of service, volunteers migrated their mud-covered selves to NW Portland's Montgomery Park parking lot for tailgate-style catering and gear giveaways.    

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Photos courtesy of Alan Borrud.

Special thanks to all the organizations who donated their time and resources to make this event a success: REI, The Standard, NW Natural, the Linnton Community, West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Happy Campers Gluten Free Bakery, Food Front, Columbia Sportswear, Adidas, the Bill Naito Company, and of course, our partners in restoration, Portland Parks & Recreation. 

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