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SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party on November 2nd will be at April Hill Park from 9AM to Noon. Continue reading
You can park along Bertha. As you may have read in the Connection, SWTrails has received funding to pay for the materials to build steps for a Safe Route to School from SW Bertha to Beaverton Hillsdale Highway along SW 25th. SWTrails volunteers will do the work of getting it done. The first step in the process is to clear the organic material from the route. We will work to remove blackberries, ivy and install 4 segments of silt fence to protect the Fanno Creek waterway.
Wear sturdy shoes as some of the slopes are very steep, good gloves, long sleeve shirt, hand clippers, loppers and anything else you would use to grub out blackberries and ivy. Be sure to put your name on all your tools and water bottle.
We will bring some tools as well. Be sure to sign in at the sign in table.
Lets have a good time, we have waited a long long time to get started on this important connection.
See you on Sunday!
Our next SW Trails meeting is Thursday October 26th at 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. This meeting will be highlighted by a presentation from Nick Falbo from PBOT who is heading up the SWIM project (SWIM is SouthWest In Motion) an active transportation (walking and biking) improvement and prioritizing project which got underway in September. Continue reading
Trail #6 goes along SW 19th to cross SW Taylors Ferry. Up til now this has been a very rough foot trail. The city is building structures that should separate the storm water and the Trail thread in the future. The storm water will be handled better and walkers should have a better chance of not turning their ankles in an eroded trail! Continue reading
Portland is scheduled to fix up SW Capitol Highway between Multnomah Village and SW Barbur. However this work will not be started for another couple of years. As a temporary fix until this work is done, SW Trails along with some neighbors will be making the path along the road easier to walk on. Come join us for this work party on Saturday October 28, from 1pm to 5pm. Continue reading
The Saturday, Nov. 11 walk will be led by Mark Turner. The walk will start at Wilson High School and go west passing through Hillsdale Park and Albert Kelly Park to Hamilton Park and the Bridlemile neighborhood before returning to Hillsdale. Continue reading