Green Team Volunteer Day | Community Spirit
Join us from 9-11 am this Saturday, June 16 for our monthly Green Team Volunteer Day. This month we'll return to a patch of invasive knotweed near the middle parking lot off Cutter Street. Wear long pants and appropriate shoes and don't forget your gloves, water and sunscreen. Please also bring pruning shears, loppers or rakes if you have them.
Friends of the Eastern Promenade and the City of Portland are working together to manage invasive species on the Prom.
Why do we need to worry about invasive plants?
• They interrupt the natural ecosystem of the park, disrupting native plants and wildlife.
• The plants grow quickly in height in many areas on the Eastern Promenade, particularly on the slopes that are difficult to mow.
• Removal of invasive species will be a long-term process, requiring multiple cuttings every year for a number of years.
Green Team Volunteer Days are the third Saturday of the month from April through October. Please check our website or Viewpoint e-newsletter for meeting locations. Future dates:
July: 9-11 am Saturday, July 21
September: 9-11 am Saturday, Sept. 15