Tideman Johnson Park Work Party Sat., Nov. 4

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s almost November, and almost time for Friends of Tideman Johnson – yippee!

This month we will continue to remove invasive in the area immediately east of the wetland, and then working eastward in a swath between the boardwalk and the Springwater. We’re aiming to prep this area for planting at the Watershed Wide Event in March. Activities will include removing ivy, blackberry, clematis, and also limbing up some dead branches so access is easier.

Saturday November 4, 9am – noon
Lots of tools, snacks, great people, good times!

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
mcolgrove@gmail.com

Friends of Tideman Johnson Saturday October 7

Howdy all Friends of Tideman Johnson —

Happy October! Happy Fall! Finally it’s time to get crackin’ in Tideman Johnson Park.

This fall we will be removing invasives in the area immediately east of the wetland, and then working eastward in a swath between the boardwalk and the Springwater. This is an area we often work in October when the soil is still dry. We’re also aiming to prep this area for planting at the Watershed Wide Event in March. Activities will include removing ivy, blackberry, clematis, and also limbing up some dead branches so access is easier.

Saturday October 7, 9am – noon
Lots of tools, snacks, great people, good times!

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 – I’m so excited I even cleaned our tools!

Marianne
mcolgrove@gmail.com

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

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