Friends of Tideman Johnson May 7th

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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

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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!

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!

Marianne
Friends of Tideman Johnson

Friends of Tideman Work Party Dec. 5

Johnson Creek

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

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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