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Community Ivy Pull at Thurston Hills

March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Despite the weather, our weather is still on for this Saturday! Please see below for some updates about the conditions for the trail and what to expect in your volunteer role.

Join us for a rewarding day clearing out invasive species at Thurston Hills Natural Area. This is a community wide collaborative effort with our friends from Willamalane Park and Recreation District.

Feel free to bring your friends, kids and anyone else that would like to take an active part in supporting the removal of this invasive species and protect the trees in this newly developed property.

After the community Ivy Pull we’ll be celebrating with good food and drinks to commemorate our hard work!

Please register here and sign the electronic waivers.

A few things to note in the safety conversation:

  • There is fairly deep snow off of the trail (on the trail it’s a couple of inches) which makes it difficult to identify hazards under your foot. Use caution when walking off the trail into snow as you won’t be able to see downed limbs and debris and it could be slippery and icy.
  • The snow is slippery and in places there is ice where the snow has been compacted and refroze- be sure of your footing.
  • We have caution taped off areas where there are visible hanging limbs or hazards, but volunteers should be aware that there may be snow or other hanging hazards that we weren’t able to identify and make sure they look up and are in a safe work zone.
  • Potential poison oak mingled in with some Ivy on the edges of the project area.

Please note that we will be out in the elements so please dress warmly for your volunteer efforts as well as wear comfortable and durable boots if you have them or shoes you are okay to be in snow with. If you feel as though this volunteer commitment is not the best for your comfort level, we understand. Please let me know as soon as you are able if you are needing to cancel you volunteer commitment.

As promised before, we will have warm delicious pizza from Track Town following our Ivy Pull along with great drinks from Plank Town and water for our volunteers that are not of age.

Thank you so much to all that have signed up and we look forward to working with you all on Saturday morning!


March 9, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council


Thurston Hills Natural Area
7575 Main St
Springfield, OR 97478 United States
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