Marshall Park No Ivy Day 25-Oct-2014

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered their time for the Marshall Park Ivy Pull on Nov 5 as part of the PP&R's city-wide No Ivy Day event! We had a small but enthusiastic group that cleared about 600 square feet of ivy. Impressive considering that half of our group were first-timers between the ages of 6-12! The city-wide statistics: · Ivy removal work parties were held at 19 sites in the Portland area · More than 300 volunteers participated in invasive plant removal, contributing more than 900 volunteer hours of labor to the fight against invasive species · 120 trees were cleared of ivy and more than 74,000 square feet of ground ivy was removed · In addition, 390 trees and shrubs were planted in an ivy where ivy once grew