Friends of Tideman Johnson this fall

Howdy all Friends of Tideman Johnson, and Happy Labor Day!

I know this seems like an endless summer, but it really will be fall sometime (really!) and it’s not to soon to start thinking about Tideman Johnson restoration activities this fall.

We’ll meet on the first Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., starting in October. Here’s the schedule (and I’ll send a reminder the week before we meet):

  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2

And, there’s always snacks, coffee, and camaraderie!

It’s hard to believe Friends of Tideman Johnson has been going strong for 10 years now. That’s right, in 2007 we got our first Community Watershed Stewardship grant, and started our long term relationships with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. I’ve attached a few pics from our Fall 2007 restoration events – we really have transformed Tideman Johnson Park for the better!

I hope to see you all in October!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Tideman Johnson this Saturday, June 3rd – last of the season!

Howdy all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

Our last work party of the season is this Saturday, June 3rd – woo hoo!

We will be working to get things all tucked in and ready for summer (it will be summer, eventually, I trust!). The weeds are epic this year, so we’ll be clearing around the plants that we planted in March and also around the boardwalk. We might even do a little construction work to repair some busted fence posts.

And, in our time-honored tradition, we’ll wrap up with a celebratory barbecue.
Here’s the details:

Saturday Jun 3, 9am – noon.
Meet up in Tideman Johnson Park at the boardwalk.

BBQ immediately following. Please let me know if you’re planning to attend, and if you have any dietary needs that aren’t met by Ottos sausages and side salads.

Thanks everyone!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Tideman Johnson Park Work Party Apr. 1

Tideman Johnson Park Work Party Apr. 1

Howdy all Friends of Tideman Johnson!

Enjoyed any rain lately? Well I know all those little plants we put in last month did. And, now – mulch! We’ll get them all tucked in for a warm dry summer (it’ll happen – I know it will!).

Saturday April 1 (No Fooling!), 9am – noon

Tools and refreshments provided
Volunteer of all ages welcome
Meet up at the boardwalk

From at SE 37 & Tenino, south of SE Crystal Springs Blvd, walk down the hill to the boardwalk. Or from the SE 45th trailhead, bike or walk the Springwater Corridor Trail west to Tideman Johnson Park. Follow the path to the left to the boardwalk.

We hope to see you out there!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event this Saturday, March 4!

Howdy all Friends of Tideman Johnson!

The Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event is coming up this Saturday – woo hoo!  Learn more about this fabulous annual event at the JCWC website.

You know all those area’s we’ve been diligently weeding? On Saturday, we get to plant them – extra woo hoo! 800 tasty little natives have been ordered and just can’t wait to get into the ground.

This is also a great opportunity to meet other folks volunteering in the watershed AND get a delicious pizza lunch out of the deal.

If you are planning to join us, whether at Tideman Johnson or one of the other WWE sites, please do the watershed council a favor and RSVP at this handy dandy registration form.

If you are joining us at Tideman Johnson, here are the particulars:

Saturday March 4th, 9am – noon
Pizza party starts at 12:30 at the JWCW HQ

Find us near the boardwalk in the heart of Tideman Johnson Park. Tools, refreshments, and training all provided. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

From SE 37 & Tenino, south of SE Crystal Springs Blvd, walk down the hill to the boardwalk. Or from the SE 45th trailhead, bike or walk the Springwater Corridor Trail west to Tideman Johnson Park. Follow the path to the left to the boardwalk.

We hope to see you out there!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Tideman Work Party Sat. Feb. 4th

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