Join members of our Emerging Leaders Council in celebrating Get Outdoors Oregon Day with a group hike in Portland's Marquam Nature Park

In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day and in conjunction with Get Outdoors Oregon, Columbia Land Trust’s Emerging Leaders Council would like to invite you to join us for a hike in Marquam Nature Park in the hills of southwest Portland. Together we will discuss local flora and fauna, our restoration efforts on our adjacent Keller Woodlands conservation property, and the broader role Land Trusts play in conserving and restoring Oregon’s treasured lands and waters.

When: June 9th, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Marquam Nature Park, Portland, Oregon

Background:

Marquam Nature Park is a city park managed by Portland Parks and Recreation. Columbia Land Trust is partnering with Portland Parks to do habitat restoration work on both Marquam Nature Park and Keller Woodlands, as well as other natural areas along Terwilliger Boulevard. Keller Woodlands is a 40-acre property populated by second-growth Douglas fir, western hemlock, and red cedar, and bigleaf maples. It’s part of a chain of natural areas that traverse the West Hills of Southwest Portland. Known as the West Willamette Corridor, this local resource provides the city with hiking amenities and forested scenic vistas, in addition to enhancing local air and water quality.

What to bring: Sturdy trail footwear, a rain jacket (weather pending), water or beverage, and a light snack.

Hike details: Easy to moderate, roughly 1.5-mile loop hike with lots of stopping along the way. Some slight elevation gain.

Meeting location and other logistics: Marquam Nature Park Shelter and Mosaic, SW Marquam St, Portland, OR 97201.
Parking is limited, so hikers are encouraged to carpool, bike, or take public transit (the TriMet 8 and 68 bus lines stop nearby).

For registration or any questions please contact ELC member Ian Romansky at: ianromansky.is@gmail.com