Tideman Work Party Sat. Feb. 4th

Hi all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

Well, 2017 has  been a doozie so far. I hope you are able to escape the 24 hour news cycle and twitter-rama to go play outside! And, what better opportunity than to go kill invasive weeds in Tideman Johnson?

We’ll start along the creek, to the east of the boardwalk, and work our way west as time allows.

Saturday, February 4th, 9am – noon
Meet at the boardwalk.
Tools, refreshments, and camaraderie provided.

And, mark your calendars, here’s there rest of our schedule for this spring:

March 4 – Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Watershed Wide Event
April 1
May 7
June 1 – followed by volunteer appreciation BBQ

AND, also, here are a few Tideman Johnson pics from the recent snowpocalypse.

See you Saturday!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Friends of Tideman Johnson Work Party Dec. 3

 

Howdy all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

We had a great group last month and put the major hurt on some invasive blackberry and ivy. Why stop now?

This Saturday we’re going to focus on removing invasives between the boardwalk and the creek and headed east from there. All this is prep work for our big planting event next March.

Saturday December 3rd, 9am – noon
Tideman Johnson Park
Meet up at the boardwalk
Tools and refreshments provided

This is our last work party of 2016. We’ll take a month off to lounge about in January and then our next get-together is February 4th.

We hope to see you out there!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Friends of Tideman Johnson Park Work Party Oct. 1

img_fotj_logoHey all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

Fall is officially here, and its the start of a new year of stewardship in Tideman Johnson park. In keeping with tradition, we will devote our October work party to removing invasives in and around our wetland while it is still relatively dry around the edges. You can choose how wet or dry you’d like to be!

Saturday October 1, 9am – noon
Tideman Johnson Park
Meet up at the boardwalk
Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided
Bring boots if you have ‘em

See you out there!
Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Johnson Creek Cleanup Event Aug. 27th

img_fotj_logoThe next Johnson Creek cleanup event is the Johnson Creek Cleanup on Saturday, August 27th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., followed by a barbecue.

This is a great opportunity to get in the creek and help drag out all the debris that has piled up over the winter. I know we had a few pretty big rainstorms this past year and a lot of non-natural objects have accumulated. If you prefer to stay on dry land, Marianne Colgrove will be leading a team to pick up trash in Tideman Johnson, and help remove debris gathered by our creek team.

To learn more about the event and to register, visit  http://jcwc.org/events/annual-johnson-creek-clean-up/.

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council is looking for a few more team leaders. If you are interested, please contact them at info@jcwc.org or call 503-652-7477 ext. 101.

Our first Tideman Johnson Cleanup event will be Saturday, October 1st, so mark your calendars.  More information will be forthcoming in late September.

Tideman Park Work Party Season Finale with Barbecue

Hello all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

I hope you enjoyed a happy and peaceful Memorial Day holiday yesterday.

This coming Saturday is our last work party in Tideman Johnson this season. That means we’ll wrap up with our annual BBQ – a great opportunity to express our appreciation for our fabulous volunteers and our fabulous Portland Parks & Rec support staff who help us do our best for Tideman Johnson Park.

This month we’ll be watering and weeding our recent planting at the east end of the park, along the Springwater trail. For anyone who enjoys pulling invasives out of the wetland, we’ll also be sending an assassin squad for one last pass at the impatiens taking over our little pond. Bring your boots!

The forecast is for warm weather this Saturday. Fear not! we’ll have plenty of beverages to help keep you cool. Here are the details:

Saturday June 4th, 9am – noon
Meet up on the Springwater toward the east end (closer to 45th parking lot)
Annual Friends BBQ starts around noon.

Please RSVP so we get the right amount of Ottos sausages, and please do let me know if you have any dietary concerns.

We hope to see you out there!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Friends of Tideman Johnson May 7th

Hi all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

May is coming up quick! For our fabulous May 7th work party, we’re going to put some major hurt on invasive weeds. Our targets will be impatiens and blackberry. The good news is, impatiens are easy to pull. The bad news is, a lot of them are growing in our wetland. So bring boots if you have ‘em!

We will also have a fresh and tasty pile of mulch to spread on our plantings so they will be happy during the summer months. Yay, mulch!

Saturday May 7th, 9am – noon

Tideman Johnson Park
Meet up at the boardwalk

We’ll have tools, snacks, maybe even some extra boots.

See you out there!

Marianne

Friends of Tideman Johnson

Watershed-Wide Event Set for Saturday, March 5th

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council is holding a watershed-wide event on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The event is held for volunteers to help remove invasive plants and plant native plants and trees to help improve the watershed. Sites include east Portland, Gresham, and Boring.

The event is family friendly. Gloves and equipment will be provided. There is a complimentary pizza lunch afterwards for volunteers.

Register at JCWC.org.

More information is available in the flyer (PDF).

Tideman Johnson this Saturday!

It’s February! How did that happen?!

That means it’s time to go have fun in Tideman Johnson. We’ll start off 2016 with a little planting near the loop trail. If we have time, we might also pick up some of the debris that washed up during some of those heavy fall rains. Sounds like fun, eh?

Saturday February 6, 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Meet up at the boardwalk.
Tools and refreshments provided.

See you out there!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Friends of Tideman Work Party Dec. 5

OMG! Can you believe it’s December already?

This Saturday will be our last Tideman Johnson work party of 2015. We’re going to tackle the mulch pile under the west-end bridge so all our little plants get nice and tucked in for the winter. For those who prefer removing invasive, we’ll also be doing a search and destroy operation along the lower path (near the 37th entrance).

Saturday December 5th, 9am to noon
Meet up under the bridge, west of the 37th entrance
Tools and refreshments provided

There’s no event in January, so our first work party in 2016 will be Saturday, February 6th.

We hope to see you out there!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Friends of Tideman Johnson this Saturday, Oct. 3

From Marianne Colgrove, Friends of Tideman Johnson Park

Hey all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

Happy Fall (can you believe its fall?)! That means it’s time for Friends of Tideman Johnson to startup again. Woo hoo!

This has been a pretty rough summer for plants, so we’re going to continue our mollycoddling initiative for all the cute little plants we put in last spring. Activities include finishing off that split-rail fence, mulching, and weeding.

If the weeds in my yard are any indication, we’ll have lots of new alien invaders to go after. I’ve attached a pic of a spectacular poke weed specimen (above), found not far down the Springwater Trail.

Saturday October 3, 9am – noon
Tools, refreshments, mulch galore – all provided
meet up at the boardwalk

We hope to see you out there!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson