No Ivy Day 2020

Volunteer Event

Join Portland Parks & Recreation for our 17th annual No Ivy Day, an annual citywide effort to remove invasive ivy. Gather across the greater Portland area to show your support for our treasured local ecology!

Forest Park

Join Portland Parks & Recreation's No Ivy League  for a morning of ivy removal in Forest Park. This is where it all started 17 years ago. Come learn more about Forest Park, the largest park within city limits in the US, which is over 5,000 acres. Volunteers will meet at the Holman Lane trailhead located at NW Raleigh Street and hike about ½ mile to our ivy removal worksite. Volunteers will be hiking and working off trail on uneven ground. Please dress for the weather, wear closed toed shoes, and bring your own water bottle and snacks. If you have your own gloves please bring them as well! PP&R will provide gloves for anyone who doesn't have any. All participants will be expected to wear a face covering/mask during the event, and to maintain 6 feet of physical distance. PP&R will provide extra face coverings for anyone who needs it.

Hoyt Arboretum

Volunteer with Hoyt Arboretum Friends to care for Hoyt Arboretum’s trees and trails by removing invasive English ivy during this citywide annual event! With 189-acres and more than 6,000 trees along 12 miles of trails, volunteers are incredibly important to maintaining Hoyt Arboretum’s tree collection and trail system, and it’s a unique opportunity for volunteers to learn about and care for rare and unusual trees and plants from around the world. Stewardship crews occur rain or shine; volunteers should come dressed for the weather including long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Volunteers should plan to bring water, snacks, a face covering (cloth or homemade is fine, and extras will be available onsite; must be worn when physical distancing is not possible), and hand sanitizer. Registration is required (crew size is limited). Volunteers will meet at the worksite; exact meeting location details will be sent out prior to the event date.

Hoyt Arboretum is accessible by US-26 and W Burnside St, as well as the Red and Blue MAX lines (Washington Park Station) and Bus Line 63. Volunteer parking passes will be provided. There is also a limited amount of free on-street parking.  

Johnson Lake- FULL

Come join PP&R to help remove English ivy from Johnson Lake property! By removing ivy from the ground, we create space for many different native shrubs and trees to grow, which improves the habitat for the wildlife that live in the park. Please keep in mind, because most of the ivy at this site is growing on the ground, this work will involve a lot of bending over and pulling. Please dress for the weather, wear closed toed shoes, and bring your own water bottle and snacks. If you have your own gloves please bring them as well! PP&R will provide gloves for anyone who doesn't have any. All participants will be expected to wear a face covering/mask during the event, and to maintain 6ft distance. PP&R will provide extra face coverings for anyone who needs it.

Public transportation and parking: Max Red line to 82nd Avenue, then walk 1 mile to Johnson Lake North Trailhead. Bus #71 to Parkrose/Sumner TC then walk 1.2 miles to Johnson Lake North Trailhead. There is ample parking for cars on NE Colfax Ave and along NE 92nd Avenue

Pier Park

Join Portland & Parks & Recreation and Friends of Pier Parkin removing invasive non-native species, including English/Irish ivy and Himalayan blackberry.  Volunteers must bring their own gloves and face coverings which must worn during the event. They can bring their own tools such as loppers, hand pruners and shovels, but tools will also be supplied by PP&R. This event is family friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and snacks.

Woods Memorial Park

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Woods Park and to help remove ivy and to benefit the health of Woods Creek. Meet at the top of the Stairway Trail. Parking is available at the entrance by the gate along SW Woods Parkway just off of SW 45th Avenue. Please carpool as parking is limited. Please dress for the weather, wear closed toed shoes, and bring your own water bottle and snacks. If you have your own gloves please bring them as well! PP&R will provide gloves for anyone who doesn't have any. All participants will be expected to wear a face covering/mask during the event, and to maintain six feet of physical distance. PP&R will provide extra face coverings for anyone who needs it.


No Ivy Day 2019 Results

Thanks to all our volunteers and site leaders who contributed at No Ivy Day 2019. Here is what we were able to accomplish;

  • 325 volunteers came out to 19 different sites 
  • Saved 172 trees
  • Removed 2 acres of invasive ivy
  • Planted 500 native plants

Contact

Mary Verrilli

Westside Watersheds Parks & Natural Areas

No Ivy League

Field Headquarters