Gorge Trail #400 Invasive Plant Removal

Gorge Trail #400 Invasive Plant Removal
Stewardship volunteers working to remove invasive weeds (photo: Debbie Asakawa)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gorge #400 Trail

Join Friends' stewardship volunteer coordinator Mika Barrett at the Gorge #400 Trail to remove invasive plants.

Volunteers will contribute to a larger restoration project that was started in spring 2018 to remove an infestation of herb Robert. Herb Robert poses a threat to the forest understory and to plant diversity. It is capable of growing under a full, closed canopy and especially likes disturbed soils. We are finding an abundance of this species on some of the Eagle Creek fire-affected trails. To mitigate the spread of this plant, stewardship volunteers removed many bags of herb Robert last year. Now, volunteers will help hand-pull this plant to preserve this beautiful trail in the Gorge.
No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided. 

We appreciate our volunteers! As a thank you, volunteers are gifted with a free Friends of the Columbia Gorge tech-tee after completing 3 stewardship work parties. For those who have gone above and beyond for the Gorge, volunteers earn a NW Forest Pass after completing 6 stewardship work parties with the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.


What to Bring:
Lunch and plenty of water
Rain jacket and pants
Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
A pack to carry your personal gear
A smile and the excitement to learn new skills and meet great people!
(Gloves and tools provided)

10:00 a.m. Be ready to sign in and meet the crew
10:15 a.m. Gather for a safety briefing and restoration demo
10:30 a.m. Restoration project begins
12 p.m. Lunch break
12:30 p.m. Restoration project continues
2:00 p.m. Restoration project concludes
*Registration is a two-step process*
  1. Click "+Add" to complete a separate ticket for each person in your party.
  2. On 2nd page, click the bubble next to the main contact’s name (to autofill the information). This person will receive the confirmation email.
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