hello to The Friends of Powell Butte
needs a friend or two to help take care of it. The Friends of Powell Butte is
committed to protecting and enhancing Powell Butte Nature Park, which
encompasses nearly 600 acres of meadow and forestland in southeast Portland.
The association works closely with Portland Parks & Recreation and the
Water Bureau to plan and implement park improvements, as well as to provide
volunteer services and citizen input. Since 1990, the group - in partnership
with Northwest Trail Alliance and many other volunteers - has helped restore
wildlife habitat, plant trees and maintain trails.
happening rapidly on Powell Butte, from reservoir construction to a new park
center to re-constructing the trail system," said Tamra Dickinson, co-chair of
the Friends of Powell Butte. Being involved with Friends' meetings gives
citizens direct access to City staff to learn about plans and offer input.
Maintenance Day is the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. Meet in the
parking lot. Donations for park improvements and trail maintenance are always
welcome. Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
at the caretaker's residence near the parking lot.
Butte needs your volunteer help to take care of habitat and trails," says Tamra.
"There are many ways to be involved; please join us!"
more information or to find out how to get involved, go to Friends of Powell Butte.