The Portland Bureau of Transportation has a plan to build sidewalks and bike lanes along SW Capitol Highway between SW Garden Home Road and SW Taylors Ferry Road. Construction will begin in 2019.
The second event to help restore the SW 25th Ave right of way is being held on Sunday, Oct 30th from 9 AM-1 PM. We will be forming a “bucket brigade” and moving planting compost to the site and working it into the soil in preparation for planting the native plants.
SOLVE is having a work party next Sunday, Oct 23rd from 10 AM-12:30 PM. We will be raking away the pine needles and removing the pine cones from the 70’x 10′ strip near SW Capitol Hwy and SW 25th Ave where we will be planting native plants next month. School-age children can help remove the pine cones from the pine needle piles. Continue reading
Sat. Nov. 12, 9:00 am
The November walk will be led by Mark Turner. We will explore Raleigh Hills.
The walk starts by carpooling to Bridlemile school. From Bridlemile school we will go west
through Raleigh Hills into Washington County, then turn north on Canyon Drive
and go up hill to the Sylvan neighborhood. Continue reading
Special Announcement on behalf of SWNI Watershed Committee
SW Portland Street and Stormwater Summit
This Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Monthly Work Party Thursday October 6th 9AM to Noon
Albert Kelly Park
Meet at SW 35th Place
SW Trails regular first Thursday Work Party for October 6th will at Albert Kelly Park. We will meet at the dead end of SW 35th Pl as it enters the park at 9 AM and work til NOON. Continue reading
SWTrails Meeting Sept 22 7pm
at Watershed 6388 SW Capitol Hwy enter between bldgs
The New Yorker published an article “Why Walking Helps Us Think” that gives reasons to walk.
The October walk will be led by Dave Manville on Saturday October 8, 2016. We will explore the western part of SW Portland, traversing several parks and natural areas in a figure 8 route. Heading west from Wilson High School, we will cross through the Stevens Creek Natural area and follow the route of SW Trail 3 through Gabriel Park and Woods Park and heading back via Multnomah Village and Hillsdale. The walk is about 6 miles long with 360 feet elevation gain. Continue reading
Phil Pennington was one of the founders (along with Don Baack) of SW Trails. You can read about Phil’s life in this news article. Phil died in 2009, but his website, Explore PDX, that showcases his interest in SW Trails as well as his many other interests lives on.