Final Planting Day 2021

Pier Park Planting Palooza

We Need Your Help Saturday Morning … Rain or Shine

We are in our final push to finish up planting native plants at Pier Park. Thank you to adult volunteers and the kids at Sitton Grade School, over half of the plants we purchased through the three community grants are in the ground. That leaves plenty more to plant!

We Need Your Help Saturday, October 23rd

We will be planting forest understory native plants in a 2-acre section of Pier Park to help wildlife habitat, improve storm-water runoff, and increase plant diversity at Pier Park.

Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Meet at the Maintenance Shed near hole 1 of the disc golf course/intersection of James and Bruce
What to Bring: Mask, clothes suitable for the weather, your own drinking water, gloves if you have them, smiles, and planting cheer!

We will provide: Gloves as needed, tools, all kinds of plants

Pier Park Planting Palooza

Grants …

Earlier this year Friends of Pier Park was awarded three community grants for park enhancements and operating costs from three generous, new partners–Portland Garden ClubBureau of Environmental Services with Portland State University Indigenous Nations Studies, and Portland Parks Foundation– to benefit our entire community. All funds are going toward bringing more beauty, diversity, and watershed health to the park, our area, and the nature that surrounds us, and getting more neighbors involved in keeping our park a welcoming place for all.

By Mary Ann Aschenbrenner

Mary Ann Aschenbrenner is President of Waterlink Web, a web development firm located in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland. An active neighborhood volunteer, Mary Ann served on the Friends of Pier Park board for over eight years and is the designer and administrator of this site.