Pier Park Pick-Up 2021

Adena Long, Director of Portland Parks and Recreation, in front of a Giant Sequoia tree at Pier Park

It will look a little different this year with all of us wearing face masks and keeping social distance, but our annual Earth Day Pier Park Pick-Up is on track for another year of fun!

Adena Long, Director of Portland Parks and Recreation, in front of a Giant Sequoia tree at Pier Park
Adena Long, Director of Portland Parks and Recreation, who volunteered at last fall’s No Ivy Day.

Celebrating Earth Day

In 2007 Friends of Pier Park hosted our first SOLVE-IT Earth Day event, now called Oregon Spring Cleanup. Fifteen years later we are still supported by SOLVE and we still are celebrating Earth Day.

Specifics:

  • When: Saturday, April 24th, 9 am – 12 pm
  • Where: Meet at the Pier Park Maintenance Shed (near disc golf hole 1 and the turnaround)
  • Why: Remove invasive ivy and blackberries, pick up fallen limbs and litter
  • How: Register with SOLVE in Advance

What to Bring

All volunteers must wear a MASK! Remember, it is cooler under the trees, dress appropriately for the weather. The outdoors can be muddy this time of year; wear work boots or sturdy shoes to prevent slipping. Tools will be provided, but you should bring your own work gloves. This event will go on rain or shine.

You must register in advance and attendance is limited.

This event is supported by Waterlink Web, a North Portland WordPress website design and development company, which will provide treats for all volunteers.

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.