Ivy Pull 3-19-16 (101)Portland, OR

Join Sam Schongalla, Columbia Land Trust’s Volunteer Coordinator, for one last hoorah before she leaves Portland to commence a grand traveling adventure across the world. What better way to gather and socialize than with a classic Pacific Northwest ivy pull! We’ll meet in the wild forest of Keller Woodlands, located just west of the Marquam Nature Trail, to pop open some beverages and swap stories between cutting back mounds of prolific ground ivy.

About Keller Woodlands: 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:  Bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes, rain gear, a water bottle, and your lunch if you’re one to get hungry before 1pm.  Tools, gloves, supplies, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and water will be provided.

Safety Considerations: Be prepared to traverse some steep and sometimes slippery slopes along an unofficial trail. It’s a mild 10 minute hike to reach our work area. There’s one 40 foot section of the trail that’s steep enough to be particularly challenging and requires a bit of sure-footed scrambling. Inquire with Sam if you have questions about the site’s accessibility.

Transportation: Nearby parking is limited to 12 spots, so please consider carpooling, biking, or using public transit. We’ll share precise directions after you register, but the property is located on Terwilliger Blvd, near the Chart House Restaurant.

Registration Required: Participants should register by contacting Sam Schongalla below.

For questions or concerns, contact Sam Schongalla, Columbia Land Trust Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@columbialandtrust.org or 360-213-1214