Welcome to Baltimore Woods
Friends of Baltimore Woods Native Plant Sale
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10am to 3pm
Location: St. Johns Plaza (N. Lombard at N. Burlington), the public plaza near the east end of the St Johns Bridge
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The Friends of Baltimore Woods native plant sale will offer a generous selection of Pacific Northwest native plants at reasonable prices, including native oak community plants and hummingbird, butterfly, and bee favorites. The Backyard Habitat Program will have an information table with plant experts on site. The event is free and open to the public.
Volunteers are welcome! For more information about volunteering, please email email@example.com or phone 484-546-1341.
Baltimore Woods is a 30 acre strip of woods and green space between the residential and industrial areas of the neighborhood between Cathedral Park and Pier Park. It is a green buffer of native Oregon white oak, maple trees and native plants. It provides a natural wildlife connectivity corridor, native oak habitat and watershed enhancement. While less than 2% of the original Willamette Valley oak woodland remains, Baltimore Woods has remnant native oak stands that provide unusually high value food and shelter for a variety of birds and mammals that feed on acorns in the winter and forage for insects among its many lichens and mosses.
Baltimore Woods is named for its gateway on North Baltimore Street in the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods. Rich in local history, the woods is located at the heart of the original St. Johns land claim by the pioneer Loomis family in 1850, near the native American and pioneer cemeteries. It’s also the site where Lewis and Clark traveled and camped in 1806.
Baltimore Woods fills a gap in the North Portland Willamette Greenway Trail that will run from Kelley Point Park in the north of Portland to the East Bank Esplanade in southeast Portland. It also will close a gap in the 40-mile Loop Trail that circles the Portland metro area.