No Ivy Day success!

Large group of volunteers in the forest

Tryon Creek Watershed Council also hosted a No Ivy Day event at Marshall Park on October 27th, with Friends of Marshall Park. No Ivy Day is a region-wide restoration event. At Marshall Park, 26 community members gathered to remove English ivy. While volunteers performed “lifesavers” on 5 trees (climbing ivy can kill trees!), most of the ivy was on the ground – 3,380 square feet of ivy was removed! Several salamanders (both ensatina and western red-backed) and banana slugs spotted by keen young eyes were safely relocated away from our work area. Thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation for coordinating this big day, Friends of Marshall Park for co-hosting, Youth Charity League for sending a hard-working group out, and various local businesses for their donation of breakfast snacks: Starbucks on Barbur/Terwilliger, Safeway on Barbur, and Spielman Bagels in Multnomah Village!