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EcoBlitz at Powell Butte Nature Park

Join us at EcoBlitz – Powell Butte on Saturday May 21, 2016. 7 am – 4 pm. We need 125 volunteers for half day (morning or afternoon) commitments.

We are recruiting citizen science volunteers for a one-day event in which we would catalogue birds, butterflies, and amphibians on the Butte. This will give us a better understanding of what species are living on the Butte and how Portland Parks might better manage and restore the natural area to support native species and address invasive species. You don’t have to have a particular expertise to take part, just an interest!

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Thank you to the National Park Service, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and Portland Parks for organizing and choosing Powell Butte as an EcoBlitze site.

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Monthly Trail Maintenance – Restore Habitat and Maintain Trails at Powell Butte

Event occurs every 2nd Saturday of the month except December, July & August – 9 AM to noon.

Join PP&R, Friends of Powell Butte and Hands On Portland to rebuild and restore the trail and fence systems, plant and maintain native plantings and to remove invasive species.

Wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt and sturdy walking shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and/or sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water and treats provided. Volunteers must be at least age 14 (without adult supervision) or age 8 (with adult supervision). Younger children must be accompanied by adults, and volunteers under age 18 must have a parent sign our liability form. For volunteers aged 14-17 who plan to attend the event on their own, a liability form may be obtained from Susan (see below) prior to the event, or through Hands on Portland.

Volunteers must be able to hike up to 5 miles with the group.

Note that the group will be hiking quite a distance from the parking lot, so be on time to be sure to meet up with the group.

Meeting location is generally the main entrance: 16160 Southeast Powell Boulevard, Portland, OR 97236 USA (open Google Map for Directions)

Click on the Hands on Portland link to confirm this month’s meeting location.

For more information prior to the event, contact Susan at or 503-823-6131.

RSVP is required through Hands On Portland (space is limited!):

* If this link does not refer you directly to the Powell Butte event webpage, type Powell Butte into the “Keyword” fields on the HOP home webpage.

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