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Baltimore Woods Clean-Up!

  • Entrance to Baltimore Woods N Baltimore Ave & Decatur St Portland, OR (map)

For more than a decade now, the City of Portland has been acquiring land along the rugged Willamette Bluff in St. Johns. The goal is to recreate a native woodland there. The plan is to mobilize community volunteers to restore it. At the start, the City commissioned SOLVE to spearhead the restoration effort. As parcels of land were acquired, SOLVE would lead volunteer work parties into the woods, to haul out trash, remove invasive weeds, and plant native trees and shrub there. SOLVE's commitment to the project continues to this day. Right now, SOLVE is recruiting volunteers for a work party there. The local Friends of Baltimore Woods will be hosting the event on the day of SOLVE’s Annual Beach and Riverside Cleanup. The work party is tasked with attending to a recently planted section of the Woods. The work will entail clearing out invasive weeds that threaten the young plants, and then mulching to slow the invaders’ return. Most volunteers will find the work to be physical but not strenuous. The terrain is hilly, though, so sturdy shoes are recommended. And there will be blackberry vines, so volunteers should wear protective sleeves. FoBW will supply gloves and all the tools needed. FoBW members will provide guidance, refreshments and lots of camaraderie. Families with children, age 8 years and older, are especially welcome. Please join us in this community-building activity. Reap the rewards. Activities include: Maintenance & Monitoring.

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