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Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9am-noon
For the past five years, SOLVE and the City of Portland have partnered up to restore Baltimore Woods - a 35-acre wildlife corridor which runs along the Willamette River and through St Johns. The City acquired the land, piece by piece, and SOLVE cleared the land of trash and hazards, removed invasive weeds, and planted hundreds of native trees, shrubs and flowers there. Now SOLVE is helping the local Friends of Baltimore Woods (FoBW) to nurture the young plantings, and restore the area to its natural state - a native oak woodland. On 9/24/16,SOLVE and FoBW are teaming up again to host a work party in Baltimore Woods. You are invited to join other volunteers in searching out native plants in the woods, clearing invasive weeds around each plant, and mulching the plant’s root zone with wood chips. The work is invigorating, but not strenuous. The land is hilly in spots, so boots are recommended. FoBW and SOLVE will provide all the guidance, tools (including gloves), refreshments and esprit de corps you may need. This will be a fun and inclusive community event. Families with children six-and-older are especially welcome. (P.S. Hey, veterans of past work parties in Baltimore Woods: Come, see how your plants are faring. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.) Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal.