Summer Nights Work Parties
What better way to spend a summer evening than working the trails of Forest Park? Join us after work, school, or whatever it is you do all day, for Summer Nights 2014! These limited time volunteer events are part of a three-month Summer Nights series, every last Tuesday from June - August.
Every year at about this time, the sun-hungry plants of Forest Park try to take over the trails. We all love the Charmin-soft leaves of the thimbleberry, the bright spore-speckled fronds of the sword fern, and the rough, droopy stalks of the elderberry, but these plants have no place in the trail corridor. Trail corridors are where forest visitors should pass freely, without physical or visual barriers, and always feel comfortable enough to tread on the stable, inside edge. The duty of Summer Nights volunteers is to clear these corridors of encroaching vegetation and return the trails to the people. Don't worry, the plants will grow back. They always do.
Portland's Deschutes Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Laurelwood Brewing Company all want to thank you for keeping our trails clear. Following the work party, volunteers are invited to join The Forest Park Conservancy field staff for a free round of beers in town, courtesy of our generous sponsors.
See below for this year's Summer Nights 2014 schedule. Project capacity and tools are limited. Be sure to reserve your spot today!
June 24 / Upper Macleay Trailhead / Deschutes Brewery
Tuesday, June 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 29 / Aspen Trailhead / Hopworks Urban Brewery
Tuesday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 26 / Lower Macleay Trailhead / Laurelwood Brewing Company
Tuesday, August 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Questions? Comments? Email our stewardship coordinator or call 503.223.5449 x 106.