No Ivy Day Celebration Saturday
October 12, 2012
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will celebrate No Ivy Day tomorrow, October 13.
No Ivy Day recognizes the work of the No Ivy League - a volunteer program working to restore the native habitat of Forest Park and other natural areas by removing invasive English ivy. This stubborn vine threatens the health and sustainability of our natural areas. English ivy’s choking vines strangle native trees, forces out native plants, and spreads quickly.
On Saturday, following a morning of work parties, volunteers will gather at PP&R’s Lower Macleay Park to celebrate their efforts in removing invasive ivy from parks and natural areas citywide.
Volunteers will work at 16 different sites around the city tomorrow morning. PP&R will then host the No Ivy Day Celebration, with environmental education and family-friendly activities in PP&R’s Lower Macleay Park, beginning at 12:30pm.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who help us maintain our Gold Medal system!
Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 12:30pm-2pm
PP&R’s No Ivy Day is at No Ivy League Headquarters,
Lower Macleay Park, 2960 NW Upshur