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FRIENDS GROUPS AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS*

in Parks and Natural Areas

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department has ten recognized Friends Groups and Neighborhood Associations that continue to provide thousands of Stewardship hours of volunteer maintenance/invasive control in about a dozen of Lake Oswego's parks.  The Friends Groups are a grass roots movement of dedicated volunteers that coordinate with the City staff and organize work in the parks' natural areas years in advance.  Some Neighborhood Associations* have also adopted local parks and provide many hours of invasive control as well.  These groups have been integral in the successful removal of invasive flora that infest parks and natural areas throughout the region.  Invasive removal occurs during the many Stewardship work parties throughout year in coordination with the Friends Group leads and City staff.

Scroll down past the Events to find a list of park stewardship events where we need volunteer help to protect and restore the natural areas of our community. New events will be added periodically, so please check back for updated information. Thank you for your continued support of Lake Oswego's beautiful natural park areas!

*For Neighborhood Association Resources scroll toward the bottom of the page.

 EVENTS!

MEGA STEWARDSHIP EVENT WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
FREEPONS PARK, SOUTHWOOD PARK AND WOODMONT PARK - SEPT 12, 2015

Over 250 eager volunteers donated time, energy and endless smiles as they gave back to the natural areas in 3 of Lake Oswego's Parks.  Ryan Stee, Megan Big John and the heads of Hallinan Heights, Southwood and Woodmont Friends Groups worked shoulder to shoulder with the ambitious volunteers

 

The majority of the volunteers were stationed at Freepons Park to lend helping hands for two and a half hours. The  Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints provided the bulk of volunteers.  Barbara and Jim Fisher (FOHH) mentored around a hundred adults and teens as they removed ivy in Freepons Park. Barbara reported about 75% of the trees are now ivy free! Trash that was hidden under ivy filled up 4 large bags!   About a hundred adults and young children spread huge piles of bark chips, scrubbed playground equipment, weeded flower beds, cleaned light fixtures and bike racks. Also, several folks strolling through Freepons Park stopped by the registration area to see what was going on and ended up putting on gloves, grabbing a pruner and removing invasive plants.

 

Across town at Southwood Park, Mary Solares (FOSW) directed about 30 volunteers that cut a swath through blackberry thickets to reach 25 trees that they then freed from ivy. This seclude area was difficult to get to and these heroic volunteers persevered!  Mary reports that the main area of the park is now free from invasives! Frank Ness (FOSW) was there to mentor the volunteers as they eradicated the ivy and blackberry vines. This area was challenging and these volunteers rocked it!

At Woodmont Park, Heidi Schrimsher (FOWP) and Eric Hirschberger worked with over a dozen volunteers of all ages to eradicate invasives. They were treated to cake and cookies provided by a very elderly neighbor who wanted to be "part of the volunteer outreach!" Woodmont Park is the test park for the city to only use manual labor to remove invasives. Heidi noted that it takes a great number of man hours, with repeated work parties, to keep ahead of the invasive growth. All are welcome to join Woodmont's next work party,Sun., Sept. 27th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

 We hope to have more Mega Stewardship events like this that make a huge impact in our parks' beautiful natural areas!

 

SUMMER QUARTERLY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS STEWARDSHIP FORUM CELEBRATED WITH
A FRIENDS OF THE PARKS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BAR B QUE ON JUNE 10, 2015 

The Parks Department showed appreciation for its many dedicated Friends and Neighborhood Groups volunteers with a festive Bar B Que at Luscher Farm.  The Parks staff, Mayor Studebaker, City Manager Scott Lazenby and Councilors Joe Buck, Jeff Gudman and Jackie Manz came out to thank the celebrated volunteers.  All 7 friends Groups and  Neighborhood Groups were represented along with Boy Scouts, church groups and jr high and high schools. Close to 100 folks enjoyed a tasty dinner and witnessed The Big Stewardship Reveal when Mayor Studebaker commissioned a new cargo trailer and tools for the Stewardship program! Megan Big John of Parks Maintenance and Ryan Stee, the Parks Planning and Natural Resource Manager shared that the City manages over 628 acres of parks. Over 450 acres of these parks are natural areas with various functions. There is great appreciation for the Stewardship program volunteers that have helped remove invasive species from the parks for over 20 years!

Among these amazing volunteers are individuals who have gone above and beyond in service to the parks.  These outstanding volunteers are leaders who have contributed countless hours to help protect and mentor the natural areas Lake Oswego’s diverse and beautiful parks. They collaborated with the city to help develop work plans for the natural areas of the parks. They created and scheduled volunteer work parties, attended Quarterly Friends Group Forums, helped recruit volunteers and oversaw the training of volunteers. These park stewards have encouraged dozens of volunteers in the blistering sun, torrential downpours, frosty mornings and the net result was hundreds of trees were freed from ivy and hundreds of hours were devoted to pulling out invasive species from the parks’ natural areas. Ivan Anderholm, the Parks and Recreation Director, acknowledged the incredible work gifted by a special group of Honored Park Stewards. Bravo!

The Parks and Recreation Stewardship Program has recognized and honored the following volunteers for Outstanding Stewardship Service 2014 – 2015:

Friends of East Waluga

Will Mahoney Watson and Cheryl Uchida

Friends of Iron Mountain Park

Mike Buck and Joy Prideaux

Friends of Lusher Farm

Laura Masterson and Heidi Schrimsher

Friends of Rogerson Clematis

Nancy Gronowski

Friends of Southwood Park

Frank Ness, Mary Solares and Kim Valley

Friends of Springbrook Park

Jim Evans, Paul Lyons, Doug McKean

Friends of Woodmont Park

Heidi Schrimsher and Craig Stephens

Friends of Hallinan Woods (In process)

Barbara Fisher and Jim Fisher

Glenmorrie Neighborhood

Jon Bradley and Judy Dauble

And That's the Way We Roll....

Attendees had the option to take part in a very unique contest: to Name the Stewardship Wheelbarrows! The judges agonized over the selection of just 2 names from 72 witty monikers that were submitted. After much deliberation, the 2 names selected just happened to be from the same contestant.  And that's the way we roll!

First Place: Paul Lyons   Paul will receive a $20 gift card from Kyra's Bake Shop

Wheely and Dumpy

Runner Up: Kim Studebaker   Kim will receive a $10 gift card from Kyra's Bake Shop

Ollie Oswego and Stan the Steward

 

Couldn't resist sharing a few other clever names submitted:

Paul Bunyan and Big Blue: Lana Sim

Clyde (s) and Dale (Work horses): Stephanie Barton

Rusty and Bertha: Mary Solares

Hercules Hauler and Iron Man: Jen Van Wagoner

 

SPRING QUARTERLY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS STEWARDSHIP FORUM CONVENED ON MARCH 12, 2015

Thank you to the seven Friends Groups and the  Neighborhood group that shared valuable insights, asked great questions and enjoyed networking with each other at the Quarterly Forum. The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department holds quarterly forum events as a benefit to the wonderful  friends and neighbor groups who have adopted Lake Oswego Parks to assist with invasive species removal efforts. This was a great opportunity to hear the latest restoration methodologies, meet our Park Ranger, hear about upcoming events, and network with other community members that are passionate about our natural  parks.  The event was held at the West End Building (4101 Kruse Way) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santiam Room.

For more information please contact Babs Hamachek at 503-534-5697 or bhamachek@ci.oswego.or.us.

 

FRIENDS GROUP STEWARDSHIP EVENTS

 

Date & Time
Event
Location

Sat., Feb. 13th

9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

 

Springbrook Park: 50.49 acres of natural areas and Springbrook Cree

Calling all Green Thumbs! Make a visible difference and assist with planting hundreds of native trees and plants in beautiful Springbrook Park. The Friends of Springbrook Park will lead the planting in areas that have been cleared of invasive species. (Bravo to all who have shared stewardship to help restore the balance of this natural area!). Springbrook Park is just waiting for you to help plant native species along the trails that meander over hills and dales. There will be shovels and supplies on site. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink.  Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Jim Evans 503-806-3803 or jhevans@aol.com

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party:   www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

 

Springbrook Park:   2899 Diane Dr., Lake Oswego

Park at: Uplands School: 2055 SW Wembley Park Rd., Lake Oswego

Springbrook Park is behind the soccer field at Uplands Grade School

Sat., Feb. 20th

9:30 am - 11:30 am

West Waluga Park: 23.79 acres of natural areas, wetlands, a stream and recreational use

Invade the Ivy! Join Friends of Waluga Parks as they tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in West Waluga park's natural areas.  They say it takes 1,300 man hours to clear one acre of an ivy smothered forest....and we are going to achieve that goal hour by hour!  Blue heron, eagles, raccoons and deer are just a few of the species that make appearances in the expansive East and West Waluga parks. Who knows what you will see as you follow the paths through the natural areas in the woods!   Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water. Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Will Mahoney-Watson  503-752-3430    will@waluganeighborhood.org

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

 

West Waluga Park: 15775 Waluga Dr., Lake Oswego

Sat. Feb. 27th

10:00 am - noon

Southwood Park: 4.10 acres of natural area and a stream

Invade the Invasives! Join Friends of Southwood Park as they attack the ivy and invasive species that threaten the natural areas of this beautiful park. They say it takes 1,300 man hours to clear one acre of an ivy smothered forest....and we are going to achieve that goal hour by hour!  Roll up your sleeves, grab a pair of clippers and lend a helping hand with the effort to free the native species from the smothering ivy and invasives. Southwood Park is a hidden neighborhood treasure that harbors towering trees and a beautiful stream. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water. Look for directional signs for the site in the woods.

Contact: Kim Valley 503-336-4646   kvalley1@yahoo.com

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

 

Southwood Park:    6200 Pamela St., Portland 97219

Park at: SW Pamela St. or SW 61st St, Portland 97219

Southwood Park is located behind the Mormon Temple

Sun., Feb. 28th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Freepons Park: 5.9 acres of natural areas, a stream and maintained play and park areas  

Invade the Invasives! Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods needs your help to conquer the remaining ivy that is threatening the natural areas of Freepons Park. Young and old volunteers are welcome to join them as they head up into the woods of Freepons Park. Good news…after many work parties and help from the city’s Park Department, the majority of trees have already been freed of ivy! Join this work party in Freepons Park and see if you can free the last tree in the forest of the invasive ivy! Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water. Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Barbara Fisher  503-636-3153   lanefisher@comcast.net

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Freepons Park:       1399 Bickner St., Lake Oswego

Park at:   intersection of Hemlock St. and Bickner Rd., Lake Oswego

Sat., Mar.5th

9:30 am - 11:30 am

West Waluga Park: 23.79 acres of natural areas, wetlands, a stream and recreational use

Invade the Ivy! Join Friends of Waluga Parks as they tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in West Waluga park's natural areas.   Blue heron, eagles, raccoons and deer are just a few of the species that make appearances in the expansive East and West Waluga parks. Who knows what you will see as you follow the paths through the natural areas in the woods!   Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink.  Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Will Mahoney-Watson  503-752-3430      will@waluganeighborhood.org

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

West Waluga Park: 15775 Waluga Dr., Lake Oswego

Sun., Mar. 6th

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

 

Woodmont Park: 6.7 acres of natural areas and a stream

Come And Get The Dirt!  Want to learn more about plants and the ecosystem? Join Friends of Woodmont Park as they protect and enhance one of Lake Oswego’s newest parks! Spend time in Woodmont Park’s lush woods and orchard and hear the birds sing as you help with ivy pulling and invasive plant removal. Bring a friend and work in beautiful Woodmont Park’s natural areas for a couple of hours and leave knowing you made a difference in the health of the forest. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink. Look for directional signs for the stewardship site in the woods.

Contact: Heidi Schrimsher 503-754-6640 or heidigarden@msn.com

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Woodmont Park: 13600 Atwater Ln., Lake Oswego 

Park at: Intersection of Atwater Rd and Knaus Rd., Lake Oswego

Sat., Mar. 12th

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Springbrook Park: 50.49 acres of natural areas and Springbrook Creek

Time to Get Your Gloves On!  Friends of Springbrook Park invite you to lend a helping hand with the restoration of native species planting along with ivy pulling and invasive plant removal.  Your time and effort will help keep this a high quality natural area for people, plants and animals. Springbrook Park is just waiting for you to explore the network of trails that meander over creeks, hills and dales. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink.  Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Ginny Haines 503-699-4082 vhaines@comcast.net

Note:: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

 

Springbrook Park:   2899 Diane Dr., Lake Oswego

Park at: Uplands School: 2055 SW Wembley Park Rd, Lake Oswego

Springbrook Park is behind the soccer field at Uplands Grade School

Sun., Mar. 13th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Iron Mountain Park: 50.99 acres of natural area, streams and wetlands

Weed Warriors Wanted!  Friends of Iron Mountain invite you to help them wage battle against the smothering ivy and invasive weeds. Native species are just waiting to be freed and your help will make a difference! Get some exercise out in the fresh air and enjoy a well-earned sense of accomplishment. Iron Mt. Park contains a unique plant community, birds of prey and many varieties of animals. Come out and find inspiration in the magnificent forest! Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water.  Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Mike Buck 503-914-8607   m.bucks@comcast.net

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Iron Mt. Park:         2213 Iron Mt. Blvd., Lake Oswego

Park at: trail head is behind Oswego Hunt Club.

Take graveled Brookside Rd.,off of Twin Fir Rd, Lake Oswego

 

 

Sat., Mar. 26th

10:00 am - Noon

Southwood Park: 4.10 acres of natural area and a stream

Go Wild!  Friends of Southwood Park welcome you to help restore native plants and tackle the ivy and the invasive species that are crowding the natural area of this park.  Southwood Park is a hidden treasure and harbors towering trees. Trees are worth embracing, and more often than not, it may seem that you are simply being embraced by trees as you spend time volunteering in the woods! Wander the paths throughout the park and discover the stream that was recently freed of blackberry vines by a group of dedicated volunteers!  Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Kim Valley 503-336-4646   kvalley1@yahoo.com

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Southwood Park:    6200 Pamela St., Portland 97219

Park at: SW Pamela St. or SW 61st St, Portland 97219

Southwood Park is located behind the Mormon Temple

Sun. Mar. 27th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Freepons Park: 5.9 acres of natural areas, a stream and maintained play  and park areas 

Get Your Gloves On!  Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods invite you to help restore Freepons Park by removing invasive species. Rain or shine! Bring a friend and work in beautiful Freepons Park natural areas for a couple of hours and leave knowing you made a difference in the health of the forest.  Many hikers, runners and walkers utilize this park and its forested trails. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink. Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Barbara Fisher 503-636-3153 lanefisher@comcast.net

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

 

 

Freepons Park:       1399 Bickner St., Lake Oswego

Park at: the  intersection of Hemlock St. and Bickner Rd., Lake Oswego

Sat. Apr. 16th

10:00 am – Noon

 

Southwood Park: 4.10 acres of natural area and a stream

Let’s Pull Together!  Friends of Southwood Park need your helping hands to  restore native plants, tackle the ivy and remove the invasive species that are crowding the natural area of this park.  It’s reported that it takes about 1,300 hours to clear one acre of dreaded English ivy…whew! The good news is, that’s 1,300 hours spent outdoors in the forest! Get outside and breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy time volunteering with others who care about the health of this beautiful forest and natural areas of Southwood Park. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves & water. Look for the directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Kim Valley 503-336-4646   kvalley1@yahoo.com

Note:  Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Southwood Park:     6200 Pamela St., Portland 97219

Park at: SW Pamela St. or SW 61st St, Portland 97219

Southwood Park is located behind the Mormon Temple

Sun. Apr.17th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Iron Mountain Park: 50.99 acres of natural area,  streams and wetlands

Free the Trees! Friends of Iron Mountain welcome you to help tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in this expansive park.  Native species are just waiting to be freed and your help at Iron Mountain Park will make a difference! Join your community members and fellow plant enthusiasts for a few hours of playing in the dirt as you provide a little TLC to this park. The park contains a unique plant community, birds of prey, deer and many animals. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves & water.  Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Mike Buck 503-914-8607   m.bucks@comcast.net

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

 

Iron Mt. Park:           2213 Iron Mt. Blvd., Lake Oswego

Park at: trail head is behind Oswego Hunt Club

Take graveled Brookside Rd.,off of Twin Fir Rd, Lake Oswego

 

Sun., Apr. 23rd

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Woodmont Park: 6.7 acres of natural areas and a stream

Celebrate Earth Day and Give Mother Earth a Helping Hand! Join Friends of Woodmont Park as they protect and enhance one of Lake Oswego’s newest parks! Come out and join others that care passionately about the natural areas of Lake Oswego and help with ivy pulling and invasive plant removal. Bring your family and friends and do Stewardship volunteering in Woodmont Park for an hour and a half on the Earth Day weekend. When you finish, you’ll know you made a difference in restoring the health of a natural area and Mother Earth will thank you! Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink. Look for directional signs for the stewardship site in the woods.

Contact: Heidi Schrimsher 503-754-6640 or heidigarden@msn.com

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Woodmont Park:   13600 Atwater Ln.,  Lake Oswego

Park at: intersection of Atwater Rd & Knaus Rd., Lake Oswego

Woodmont Park is down a trail through an old orchard

 

Sat., May 14th

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Springbrook Park: 50.49 acres of natural areas and Springbrook Creek

Have a few hours? Want to change the world? Get outside, breathe the fresh air, gaze up at the beautiful trees and join others that like volunteering in a forest! Help Friends of Springbrook Park with the ever popular ivy pulling and invasive species removal. Springbrook Park is just waiting for you to explore the network of trails that meander over creeks, hills and dales. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink.  Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Doug McKean  503-888-7592  doug.mckean@gmail.com

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Springbrook Park:   2899 Diane Dr., Lake Oswego

Park at: Uplands School (2055 SW Wembley Park Rd, Lake Oswego)

Springbrook Park is behind the soccer field at Uplands Grade School

 

Sun., May 15th

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Woodmont Park: 6.7 acres of natural areas and a stream

Come And Get The Dirt!   Friends of Woodmont Park invite you to join them in nurturing one of Lake Oswego’s newest parks! Spend time in Woodmont Park’s lush woods and hear the birds sing as you help with ivy pulling and invasive plant removal.  The focus will be on maintaining areas that have already been cleared of these invasive plants...but Mother Nature never got this plan and her invasives species are back in full force! Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink.  Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.

Contact: Heidi Schrimsher 503-754-6640   heidigarden@msn.com

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes to the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Woodmont Park: 13600 Atwater Ln., Lake Oswego  

Park at: the intersection of Atwater Rd and Knaus Rd.,Lake Oswego

Woodmont Park is down a trail through an old orchard

 

Sat., May 21st

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Lily Bay Natural Area: a sliver of nature bordering Lily Bay

Go Wild! Head into the wilds of the natural area bordering Lily Bay and help with removal of ivy and invasive species. Tho this  quaint natural area lives quietly and prefers to be left alone,it needs help every now and then.  Join Friends of Lily Bay in eradicating the invasive species that threaten this natural area. This woodland and Lily Bay are home to deer, turtles, otter, frogs, water fowl and birds of prey. If you see any “local residents”, please respect that you are in "their home" and do not approach them! Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water to drink. Look for directional signs for the stewardship site in the woods.

Contact: Melissa Messner 310-991-7795  denofmessners@gmail.com

Note: Please check website for any updates or changes for the work party: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/2016-stewardship-opportunities

Lily Bay Natural Area:   Off Diamond Head Rd., Lake Oswego

Park at: Parking available at top of Diamond Head Rd (up the hill)

 

To learn more about and connect with a Friends Group to volunteer see below.

Friends of Springbrook Park Website CLICK HERE

Friends of Iron Mountain Park (formally Friends of Brookside) Contact Mike Buck at m.bucks@comcast.net or 503-914-8607

Friends of East Waluga Park contact Will Mahoney Watson at will@waluganeighborhood.org also CLICK HERE to visit the Waluga Neighborhood Association Website at

Friends Groups Resources

Per Resolution 08-83 The Lake Oswego City Council established an administrative policy for park and natural area friends groups.  To read that resolution CLICK HERE. The resolution will explain the intent of friends groups and provide some guidelines.

HOW TO BECOME A FRIENDS GROUP

If you are interested in starting a friends group there are a few steps to follow below:

  1. Organize a group of interested people. The group must consist of at least four active members.
  2. The group members must fill out the Friends Group Application and attach a five year work strategy. This will be submitted to the City for review. CLICK HERE for the Friends Group Application.
  3. Submit your application to Babs Hamachek, Parks Stewardship Coordinator, with the Parks and Recreation Department at  bhamachek@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-534-5697.
  4. The application will be reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Department.  Staff will work with your group to align your 5 year project ideas (5 year work strategy) with current and future City work plans, making sure they coordinate.CLICK HERE for the 5 year work strategy.
  5. The application will then go to both the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Natural Resource Advisory Board for recommendation then presented to Council for approval. Once approved the Friends Group will sign a 5 year agreement and they will be officially recognized by the City.
  6. The final step will involve the Friends Group to fill out a more detailed work plan for each fiscal year.
**See annual work plan submittal deadlines in the next section.
  1. The annual work plan will be reviewed by staff and aligned with current City work plans and goals.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Babs Hamachek at 503-534-5697.  Staff is here to help and make the process efficient and as simple as possible.

WORK PLAN TIMELINES

 
FY 2015 - 2016 *** WORK PLAN DUE DATES.

Due to changes in budgeting the annual work plan dates have changed. No longer will work plans be due 8 months before the next fiscal year. Due dates are now May 15 prior to the next fiscal year (1.5 months prior). Contact Babs Hamachek for additional questions.

Fiscal Year

Due Date

Form

2015/16

May 15, 2015

CLICK HERE for 2015/16 Annual Work Plan Form

 

*** Work plan timelines are based on the fiscal year (FY) which runs annually from July 1 to June 30.

Please submit work plans to Babs Hamachek, Parks Stewardship Coordinator at bhamachek@ci.oswego.or.us or mail to P.O. Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Babs Hamachek at 503-534-5697.

 NEIGHBORHOOD WORK PARTIES

Neighborhood Associations also play a vital role in Park and Natural area stewardship.  The following Neighborhood Associations may have stewardship opportunities in parks within their boundaries.

Neighborhood Association Stewards
Neighborhood Association “Adopted” Park/Natural Area Contact Information

Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association

Glenmorrie Greenway

Jon Bell

jontbell@comcast.net

Hallinan Neighborhood Association

Hallinan Woods

Freepons Parks Woods

Cornell Corridor of Trees

 

Barbara Fisher

lanefisher@comcast.net

Jim Fisher

fishergeologic@comcast.net

Westwood Neighborhood Association Southwood Park

 

Kim Valley

kvalley1@yahoo.com

 

 

Neighborhood Associations that wish to have stewardship work parties within parks (all public property) need to contact Parks and Recreation.  Please contact Babs Hamachek at Bhamachek@ci.oswego.or.us or call Babs Hamachek at 503-534-5697.

 

RESOURCES AND DOCUMENTS

Invasive removal and planting guide (This will discuss the best times of the year for particular invasive removal and planting for optimal success) -  COMING SOON!

Guidelines for working in Public Properties (This will discuss regulations such as spraying laws)

Friends Forum Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District Invasive Species Presentation CLICK HERE to Download the PDF version (4.4 mb)

If you have any ideas for resources please contact Ryan Stee at rstee@ci.oswego.or.us