Work Party – April 28 – Wilson HS cleanup

Wilson Trail 3 Clean Up April 28 9 to 12 lunch provided.
We will be working along the Trail 3 route along the north side of the Wilson Parking Lot to continue improving the site we have been tending for 12 years. Tasks include pulling weeks, hoeing out grass, spreading some bark, pulling some ivy and pruning back the brush and generally improving this far corner of the Wilson Campus. Lunch provided at noon. Sometimes we also get a T shirt!

Bring clippers, hoe, weed puller, pruning saw, other tools you think would be useful.

Attire should be sturdy shoes,gloves, work cloths, and Spring layers. Also toss in some rain gear just in case. We look forward to seeing you out on this work party.

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SW Trails meeting – Thursday April 26

Our next SW Trails meeting will be this Thursday April 26th from 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. At this months meeting a neighborhood matching grant program will be introduced and discussed and there will be many status updates on our various projects. Plus we will be putting in place final plans for the celebration of completion of SW 25th and Bertha Safe Route to School path. Come on out and join us this Thursday. Continue reading

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SW Urban Trails Walk, May 12

The May walk will be led by Don Baack.  Near the end of the walk we will stop at the grand opening celebration and dedication of the Safe Routes to School Trail along SW 25th between SW Bertha and SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. Beth Madison, Principal of Robert Grey Middle School and Laura Foster, author of many hiking books including the Hillsdale area, will be featured speakers at the dedication. Don will lead one of Laura’s walks in Hillsdale. It will be about 5 miles with 700 feet elevation. Continue reading

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Trail users: Beware of owls

Beware of owl

Walkers on Fanno Creek Trail in Beaverton face a danger not seen on Portland trails.

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Work Party – Woods Park – April 5

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for April 5th 2018 will be at Woods Park in the Ashcreek and Crestwood Neighborhood from 9AM until Noon. Continue reading

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SW 25th Trail complete

The Safe Route to School trail along SW 25th between SW Berth and SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway is now complete.  The official opening party will be in May.

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SW Trails Meeting March 22, 2018

Our next SW Trails meeting will be this Thursday March 22nd from 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. At last months membership meeting we elected 2 new officers Doug Rogers as President and Debbie Small as Vice President. All other board and officer positions remained unchanged. Featured speaker at this months meeting will be Nicole Peirce with PBOT to present on the progress of the RED ELECTRIC BRIDGE. Come on out and join us this Thursday. Continue reading

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Photos from the Bridlemile to Sylvan walk

SW Trails hiked west from Bridlemile School through Raleigh Hills.  The hike was very pleasant except pedestrian unfriendly SW Scholls Ferry Road on the western border of Portland.

Walking on SW Scholls Ferry road without a sidewalk or shoulder

Car friendly, pedestrian unfriendly SW Scholls Ferry Road was the only difficult part of the SW Trails March hike.

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SW Trails Hike April 14 in Tryon Creek

SW Urban Trails Walk on Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am
The April walk will be led by Lee Buhler. We will start by car pooling to the SW 4th Ave. entrance to Tryon Creek Park, a lush, wooded, reminder of the thick vegetation that once covered the SW hills of Portland. Continue reading

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Tell the city what trail connections are needed.

Please use the mapping tool described below to enter all the connections you have identified around your neighborhood. It is important that all the connections you seek to have SWTrails or any other non profit work with you and your neighborhood on be included. Please go on line and enter the connections that you feel are needed in your neighborhood on the walking map and if you think the route is appropriate for bikes on that map as well. Also mark all the unsafe crossings.
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/SWIM
Keep a record of what you have entered as things tend to get lost and may have to be recreated.
Online needs mapping tool available until March 16th!

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