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Participants should contact the Parks Foundation at 503-686-4340 or visit SOLVoregon.org to register

Oregon City's Waterboard Park will be the staging place for ivy removal and community restoration efforts from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6.

PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Waterboard Park has some beautiful geologic formations to be highlighted after a clean-up event this weekend.Mike Mitchell, president of Oregon City's two-year-old Parks Foundation, is spearheading the nonprofit organization's efforts by focusing on this "gem in the rough."

"This nearly 30-acre area overlooking Oregon City's historic McLoughlin neighborhood has been described to me as amazing," Mitchell said. "Dr. Scott Burns from Portland State University and others from our community feel that this area can be a tremendous resource for natural history, cultural history and settlement education."

Participants are encouraged to show up at Oregon City's Armory building, 204 John Adams St., to begin the process of removing invasives and opening up vistas unique to the region. Upon completion, Parks Foundation boosters and naturalists Bryon Boyce and Jerry Herrmann will lead volunteers on a 45-minute walk, touring the area's rare vegetation, wildflowers and "geology in action."

Participants should contact the Parks Foundation at 503-686-4340 or visit SOLVoregon.org to register.

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