Portland Backyard Collective: Trail Work in Forest Park


On Friday, July 10 employees from six Portland area Conservation Alliance member companies joined together for a day of trail restoration in Portland's Forest Park.  The work of nearly 50 volunteers from KEEN, REI, Columbia, Lizard Lounge, Horny Toad, Nau created significant results for the Forest Park Conservancy, our host organization.  In addition to these participating companies, this event was supported by Teva, Patagonia and Stanley. 

PByC Photo Collage

* 3 damaged trail signs replaced

* 1.15 miles of routine trail maintenance performed (brushing out, regraded and drainages cleaned)

* 2 turnpikes recrowned

* .35 miles of of old trail opened and reconstructed

* Stepping stones placed and anchored for stream crossing

* 150 native trees cleared of invasives

In addition to this hearty trail work, volunteers enjoyed lunch catered by Elephant's Deli and an after party at the Lizard Lounge featuring Micah Wolf and his kids performing live.  Conservation Alliance grantees Save Our Wild Salmon, Oregon Wild, Oregon Natural Desert Association and WaterWatch also joined in the work party and provided information to all volunteers about the work that is happening all over Oregon to protect our special, wild places.

For more photos from the day, click here to view on Picasa.

This was the final event in a series of four Northwest Backyard Collectives.  Our next Backyard Collective is scheduled for August 21 in Boulder, Colorado.