You’re invited to the work parties at Nob Hill Nature Park on November 5th. One group will work from 9am to noon and the other from 1pm to 4pm. The focus for the morning party will be weeding, mulching, and planting new native vegetation. The afternoon work party will be removing ivy and building a short trail to a new bench overlooking the river.
I’ve done several work parties in our local parks, including Nob Hill, and quite enjoyed them. You get time outdoors, physical activity at whatever level you’re comfortable with, and pleasant conversation with great people. Last year at Nob Hill even my 3yo daughter was able to participate in the weed-pulling alongside several other children. Plus it’s a small way to give a little back to the community.
I didn’t bother taking pictures during the last event, but here are a few of the park itself.
Better than pictures, I made a peaceful video of Rosey, Sophia, and I visiting the nature park last winter. Lots of bird and deer watching!
If you’d like to attend the work party, the St. Helens Parks and Rec post includes the following info:
Dress for the weather, including rain gear if needed. Please bring gloves, tools, water, and snack items if possible. This work party takes place rain or shine. Meet at the kiosk across from the City’s wastewater treatment plant at 451 Plymouth Street, in St. Helens. All are welcome.
Pre-registration is requested by Friday, November 4 by calling Scappoose Bay Watershed Council at 503-397-7904. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For the day of the event, call 503-349-8586. We look forward to seeing you!
Subscribe to this blog if you’d like to be involved in future work parties. Columbia Botanical Gardens and Dalton Lake Nature Preserve (St. Helens), CZ Trail at Chapman Landing (Scappoose), and Fox Creek Nature Trail (Rainier) all have their own work parties from time to time.
Hope to see you there!
2 thoughts on “Nob Hill work party on November 5”
Nice! I made it this one last Saturday. Hope to see you at one of the work parties some day. ~Alyse
Good to hear! I made the previous Nob Hill event this spring and the Colombia Botanical before that, but my family and i are going to be out of town for a long while so i don’t know when we’ll be able to make another.