Author Archives: Britta Gordon

SWTrails volunteers make it look easy

A recent work party at April Hill Park. Thank you volunteers!

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One of the many reasons SWTrails is important…

We advocate for more sidewalks! And we walk our talk. This is SW Scholls Ferry Road, south of Patton Road. The scene of our latest monthly hike, to assess the reality of walking in SW Portland.

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Thanksgiving Day Walk–in the sun!

Sunny skies brought more than 50 walkers out on Thanksgiving Day to enjoy community with SWTrails. Many discovered the hidden Fulton Park section of old Portland.  Coffee, tea, and scones were served at the stop in George Himes Park. Thanks … Continue reading

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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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