Friends of the Ravenna Ravine work party this Saturday, March 3

Did you know that there’s a group of volunteers who work on restoring the Ravenna Ravine (through Ravenna Park) to its former native glory?

The group meets every third Saturday in Ravenna Park. Invasive species (such as Himalayan blackberry) are removed, and native species (such as woodland strawberries) are planted in their place.

This month, the group is holding an extra work party — 200 plants have arrived this week that need to be planted!

If you would like to help out, here are the instructions:

Meet at the Kiosk (near the Tool Box). Ravenna Park lower play field in SE Ravenna Park, North of NE 55th St. and North of the ball field at 10Am on Saturday. We work until 1PM.

You will be most comfortable if you wear layers of clothes, and sturdy shoes, that you don’t mind getting dirty. bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided.

If you’d like to be added to the Friends of the Ravenna Ravine list, send an email to