Event: Powell Butte Hedgeparsley Pull

Date: June 24, 2023

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Powell Butte Nature Park

Address: 16160 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236

Powell Butte is a 611 acre nature park managed by Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) in SE Portland. The park has been open since 1990 to the community for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The park’s meadow and forest habitat are home to a variety of native plants, fungi, and animals. What are we doing, exactly? We will be removing hedge-parsley, an introduced forb species that can outcompete local species. We will also be removing trash that we come across along the trail. We may also pull ivy depending on time.

Please BRING: Sturdy shoes, thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt, rain gear, a hat and water bottle. Make sure to check the weather before the event and dress appropriately. It tends to be slightly colder on the Butte. We will provide instruction, tools, gloves, coffee and snacks.

Other important notes: we’ll be hiking at least 1 ½-2 miles from the meeting location, during the event All volunteers must have a completed volunteer waiver on file from February 2021 or later. If you are unsure if you have a current form, please email orvolunteer@tnc.org. All volunteers must be 12 or older and have adult supervision. Participants under age 18 must have a liability release signed by a parent or guardian.

  • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.
  • Face coverings are welcomed, but not required. We do encourage volunteers to wear them inside shared spaces (such as the portable toilet/bathroom). Bring your own face covering, or PP&R will provide face coverings for anyone who doesn’t have their own and wants one.
  • PP&R will provide coffee, tea, water and granola bars, but please bring a coffee container and/or water bottle if you have one. Training, tools, gloves, and cups will be provided for anyone who does not have their own.
  • In order to ensure your comfort and safety, please remember to dress for the weather, wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle, and be ready to get dirty!

If you have any limiting medical conditions or health concerns you wish to share, contact orvolunteers@tnc.org or 503 802-8100 x116.