Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation for a day of pulling, cutting, and removing ivy!
When: Saturday 20 November from 9 am – 12 noon.
Where: Indian Creek Natural Area (Outer SE PDX)
No Ivy Day is a city-wide event hosted by Portland Parks & Recreation every year since 2003. English ivy is one of the most widespread invasive weeds in the metro area. It strangles trees and drives out the native plants that keep our watershed healthy.
Help Johnson Creek Watershed Council protect trees and promote wildlife habitat at this little gem of a natural area in southeast Portland. No experience necessary! Be aware the terrain at this natural area is steep and rocky in places. Children aged 12 and up are welcome and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.
We will provide instructions, tools, gloves, and an on-site portable toilet. We will also provide snacks, coffee, and tea, but bring your own mug. Bring a mask, tools if you have them (gloves, hand clippers, trowel), filled water bottle, and extra snacks. Event will happen rain or shine, so dress for the weather: sun hat and sunscreen or rain gear as needed. Wear long sleeves, thick pants, and sturdy shoes.
RSVP is required! RSVP HERE.
A mask or face covering is required at check-in and any time during the event when six-foot social distancing cannot be maintained, regardless of vaccination status. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, tools, and gloves, if possible. Masks, hand sanitizer, and tools will be provided for those who do not have their own.
Directions to site
By car the closest street address is 10368 SE Knapp St, Portland, OR 97266. If you are coming from west of SE 92nd: From the intersection of SE Flavel Street and SE 92nd, take Flavel St east and turn left onto SE Knapp St., shortly after crossing under I-205. (If you end up going up the hill on Mt. Scott Blvd., you have missed the turn.) The natural area is ¼ mile east on SE Knapp St., on your right. Streetside parking is available. If you are coming from east of SE 92nd: From Foster Road, turn south onto SE 111th , which becomes SE 112th. Halfway up the hill, turn right onto SE Flavel Street, then right onto SE 109th. Turn left onto SE Henderson Street, then right onto SE 105th, which curves around and turns into SE Knapp Street. At the bottom of the hill, the Natural Area will be on your left.
By transit take bus line 19 to the I-205 overpass stop or the MAX Green Line to the Flavel Street stop. Walk east under the I-205 overpass, turn left onto SE Knapp street, and then walk ¼ mile east on SE Knapp to the Natural Area, which will be on your right.
By bike take the Springwater Corridor Trail to SE Flavel Street (located just west of I-205), go east on Flavel Street, over SE 92nd and under the I-205 overpass. Then turn left onto SE Knapp street and ride ¼ mile to the Natural Area, which will be on your right.