Author Archives: Britta Gordon

We need a hiking coordinator!

SWTrails needs a hiking coordinator to: publicize our monthly hikes, help ensure that hike leaders have the information they need to prepare routes and maps, encourage SWTrails members and fellow hikers to lead a hike, and help hike leaders with … Continue reading

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We move LARGE rocks!

SWTrails and the Portland Parks Department collaborate on the first Thursday of each month to do maintenance on some of the trails in our southwest area. We’re always happy when new volunteers show up: October’s work party near Council Crest … Continue reading

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Two Walking Bridges Open in SW!

The Foley Balmer Bridge (in the Foley Balmer Natural Area, accessed at SW 18th Pl and SW Collins Ct or up on SW Lancaster Road) and the Owl Creek Bridge (best accessed from SW 18th Pl and Marshall Park—with a … Continue reading

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New GIS App Instructions

SWTrails introduces a mobile application that lets you follow your favorite trails on a mobile device. As part of our GIS mapping initiative, SWTrails is happy to announce a mobile mapping option for SWTrail Routes! Searchable maps that include markup … Continue reading

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Our youngest volunteer, manning the booth at Multnomah Days

Already taking safety, walking and trail connectivity seriously……

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SWTrails at Multnomah Days!

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SWTrails Story Map

Last month we added a new link to our website: the SWTrails GIS Portal. This Portal provides access to some new and wonderful maps created by SWTrails member Brian Brady and founder Don Baack. We think they’ll make it easier … Continue reading

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Boones Ferry Road Culvert Project Update: August 8, 2019

Construction Scheduled for Spring 2020 City of Portland Environmental Services is pleased to announce that the Boones Ferry Road Culvert project is moving forward again and is slated for construction in the spring of 2020. This project was put on … Continue reading

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Clearing the Raz Baack Crossing

On Saturday, August 3rd, stalwart SWTrails volunteers cleared and repaired the long series of steps at the Raz-Baack Crossing near Hillsdale. We placed small boulders at the end of each trail step to prevent disintegration of the trail, and then … Continue reading

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New GIS maps/apps available

This month we’re excited to announce an outstanding new feature of our website: a link to several newly-created GIS maps, a mobile app and additional apps. As you’ll see, they make it easier to find and use our urban trails … Continue reading

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