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

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council is looking for a few more team leaders. If you are interested, please contact them at 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!

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!


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

More information is available in the flyer (PDF).

Tideman Johnson this Saturday!

Johnson Creek

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!

Friends of Tideman Johnson