February 2017 SW Trails Minutes

Dave led as new president

In Attendance: Dave Manville , Doug Rogers, Barbara Bowers, Barbara Stedman,  Keturah Pennington, Michael Kisor, Debbie Small, Sharon Fekety , Keith Wymer


Dave requested we move the previously tabled membership meeting to march and noted we have a quorum of 6 but 5 board members are missing.

Michael noted that the board needed to approve the change of date for the membership meeting to March

A motion was made and passed to re-open the general membership meeting previously tabled in January.

A motion was made by Doug and passed to table the general membership meeting to our March meeting when we would discuss the bylaws review and annual budget.

A regular board meeting proceeded

A motion to approve the Agenda was approved

A motion to approve minutes of last month’s meeting was approved.


  • Dave: Sat. Feb. 25—Maricara Park work party
  • Spring Trails Skills Workshop April 8, 9am to 3pm Hoyt Arboretum
  • March 2 work party Dickinson Park 9:00 am to Noon

Dave: Treasurer’s report sent from Chris Mays for 2016 was reviewed.  Dave will do pro forma budget for next month

Membership-3 new-11 members paid

Sharon-Walks-Dave will lead March. Have April. Need May and beyond

Sharon-South Portland SWIM map-ongoing-adding potential trails

A motion was made to accept Doug Rogers willingness to be SW Trails Vice President and take the Projects – Coordinator role previously held by Dave. The motion passed.

Discussion about different groups we could contact-outreach, advocacy

Debbie reported on meeting with Alexis-PBOT about 25th and Bertha no progress with grant, pending actions.

Meeting adjourned 8:35 pm

Submitted by Sharon Fekety and Dave Manville

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Map of SW Trails

SW Trails map

Trails of SW Trails

Map of SW Trails in Google/Maps

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Work Party March 2 Dickinson

SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party with Portland Parks on March 2nd will at Dickinson City Park starting at 9AM and going until Noon

* Project: Tread reconstruction.
* Trail: Dickinson Park, SWT #5
* Meeting location: SW 55th and SW Alfred Ct.

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Revised Bylaws to be voted on March 30

March 30th Thursday at 7PM for 1.5 hrs at the Watershed location.

Hi Board, after meeting a few times, our (appointed from Jan Membership Meeting) bylaws group, Doug, Debbie, Michael finished up a review and proposed revision of the bylaws (see attached). Continue reading

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Work party – Feb 25 – Maricara

Work party at Maricara Natural Area on Saturday Feb 25, 2017 from 9am to noon.

Link to Google Maps –> https://goo.gl/maps/wP6tc9mUgrD2



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SW Trails Meeting Feb 23, 2017

SW Trails Regular Monthly Meeting is: February 23rd 2017 7pm at the Watershed Building in Hillsdale, enter between buildings at 6388 SW Capitol Highway

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Seen on SW Trails hike Feb 2017

On the SW Trails Urban Hike in February 2017, hikers saw the wilds of Loll Wildwood Natural Area and panoramic views at Nansen Summit in Mountain Park (see map). In addition we walked past this little cat and mouse sculpture.


A metal cat atop a post is looking down at a metal mouse.

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SW Trails hike March 11

The March walk will be led by Dave Manville.  From Wilson High School we will walk West mostly along the route of SW Trail #3 through several natural areas and parks to the new April Hill Park Natural Area where we will pause at the new overlook wetland viewing stand.  Continue reading

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January 2017 Minutes

SW Trails PDX
Annual Membership & Monthly Meeting Minutes

January 26, 2017

The Watershed Building in Hillsdale
6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland OR 97239

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Cancelled Work Party Feb 2 – Maricara Park

February 2nd Work Party has been cancelled due to high winds.

Maricara Park work party meeting place

Maricara Park work party meeting place

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