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February 11th Work Party

Join us on February 11th for the Big Dig @ Dirt Lab! The Northwest Trail Alliance will be hosting the work party in collaboration with Friends of Gateway Green - come out to help us beautify our community supported park, pull ivy and dig new trail. You’ll have a chance to see the great work that’s already been done on the site and help us plan for the future!

February 11, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm 
Gateway Green Park

Please register to volunteer below and visit our Park Access page for directions to the work party. 

No prior trail building is needed. You’ll have a chance to meet the park’s designers and builders and check out the trails that have been created. There will be coffee and donuts served in the morning, as well as lunch and beverages provided. And, of course - a schwag giveaway in appreciation for our volunteers.

Register To Volunteer Here
PP&R Grants Gateway Green $2 million
We are pleased to share the news that Portland Parks & Recreation Commissioner Amanda Fritz & Director Mike Abbaté have announced
$2 million in funding to help move our community park project forward! Read the official press release from PP&R on our blog. 
Grand Opening
@ Dirt Lab 

Save the date: June 24, 2017 
Friends of Gateway Green will be hosting a Grand Opening Event for the Dirt Lab portion of the park this summer. Stay tuned for more details and possible volunteer opportunities! Stay in the loop about events on our website.

No Ivy Day
October 2016

Thanks to all who came out on October 29th, 2016 to give your enthusiastic determination and energy to remove an immeasurable amount of ivy. We wholeheartedly appreciate your time and support, in spite of the wet and muddy conditions. Stay tuned for more events this spring and summer!

Photo by Jason Van Horn
New Trail Construction
is Underway 

Winding new trails are blazing through the natural landscapes of Gateway Green. The hard-working contractors and NWTA volunteers have been busy working despite the unusually cold winter temperatures and remain on track to finish the initial phase of construction by spring 2017. The new trails will feature single track and dirt jump lines for mountain bikers combined with spacious trails for easy-walking, hiking or running for pedestrians. Check out our blog for more updates.

Photo by Jason Van Horn

Meet Our Fellows

Friends of Gateway Green is pleased to be working with two AmeriCorps Members through Confluence Environmental Center's Fellows Program. The Confluence Fellows Program is designed to help small organizations build capacity, expand leadership, and increase conservation efforts. FoGG has created two service-based positions to further expand our efforts.

Meghan Taylor is serving as the Outreach Coordinator, developing outreach strategies to raise awareness and build capacity within Gateway Green.

Steve Hunter is serving as the Events Coordinator, assisting FoGG in developing programs and partnerships throughout the Portland area.

If you have any questions, would like to become a partner, or volunteer with FoGG please email Meghan at or Steve at 
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