Thank you, University of Portland

University of Portland students removing blackberry vines.

University of Portland students removing blackberry vines.For the 4th year the University of Portland School of Business has turned out with 100+ students to work at improving Pier Park. Thank you!

This year the work included digging mounds of blackberry vines from around Douglas Fir trees, removing graffiti and trash, mulching under new plantings, and improving the disc golf course.

The student volunteers arrived in two busloads. Photos are below.

1st busload of volunteers2nd busload of 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.