Join us and our friends at the Native Plant Society of Portland, and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation Department's Tonia Williamson for a paddle and hike to Elk Rock Island as part of Native Plant Month PDX!
WHEN: Thursday, May 30th from 5:00pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: Meet at the City of Milwaukie's Boat Ramp in Milwaukie Bay Park
If you love to explore the flora and fauna of oak and prairie habitats, Elk Rock Island is a wonderland. The Island is part of an ancient volcano that erupted 40 million years ago. It's located on the Willamette River just offshore from the City of Milwaukie. The island hosts more than 20 plant species that are uncommon and rare to Portland. Vernal pools on the island are particularly interesting. City staff have been monitoring unique plants, water quality, and critters in the vernal pools. Each time we visit the island we find several new species! Join us on this trip and help discover more!
DETAILS: We will be providing use of canoes, PFD's, and paddles free of charge. No paddling experience is necessary. If you have your own boat and plan to bring it along please let us know when you register. Bring warm layers, rain gear, close toed shoes, water, and a snack. If you plan to bring a camera or phone it would be best to have it stored in a water tight dry bag.