With help from the Hillsdale Troop 1, incoming Lewis & Clark students (seated above), and neighbors, Friends of Terwilliger has established log bench seating areas with views in the Bancroft right of way and the elevated park area to its south
Weren’t we lucky to have a second day of students from Lewis & Clark College volunteering to help us restore another area of Terwilliger Parkway? This time it was in the Walpole Garden area; part of the Bancroft right-of-way FOT has been improving for many years now.
Friends of Terwilliger spearheaded work with PGE to cut down a number of large “invasive” black locust trees in the Bancroft Right-Of-Way (ROW). These trees were threatening the main power lines coming up Bancroft St. PGE was told to leave them in place on the ground for Urban Forestry to handle.
Throughout Portland, developed public parks and playgrounds are closed to limit the rate spread of Covid-19, but Terwilliger Parkway footpath and bike lanes are still open for use if we continue to practice social distancing. We can continue to walk, jog, or cycle in Terwilliger Parkway enjoying the nature and its splendid views as spring bursts forth, but let’s protect and look out for one another by practicing a few simple rules:
Thanks to everyone who attended Friends of Terwilliger’s 2019 Harvest Moon Social September 14th. The moon made a spectacular appearance but so did this Barred Owl. Eagle Point offered a wonderful vantage point to view this event.
One Saturday morning in July, Friends of Terwilliger(FOT) hosted a water/Gatorade table to engage with Parkway users. We wanted to know the who, what, and why stories behind people’s choice of Terwilliger Parkway as a place to exercise and enjoy day and night. We counted over 300 people exercising in the 4 hours we were there: half were runners and a third cyclists.Walkers, dogs with owners, strollers, and a skateboard were there too! Of the 300 active exercisers, we were able to engage with 200 asking them 3 questions:
During our recent conversations with Parkway neighbors, we learned that many walk or jog on the Parkway. And some frequently include a side trail in their route, while others are unaware of those connectors. So here’s a quick quiz for you!