Plant ID Walk at Nob Hill Nature Park (St Helens, OR)

Join the Friends of Nob Hill Nature Park (NHNP) and the Native Plant Society of Oregon on Sunday, July 12, from 10:00-11:00am, for an easy, low-key stroll through Nob Hill Nature Park to view native oaks, shrubs, ferns and sedum. NHNP is a 6.6-acre oak woodland, perched on a basalt bluff overlooking the Columbia River. Come visit the park and give your two cents on plants found in this lower-Columbia River ecosystem. Poison oak is found off well-maintained trails. Long pants and long sleeves are suggested. This event is on, rain or shine.

Directions: NHNP is about 30 miles north of Portland, off Hwy 30, in St Helens. Meet at city’s water treatment facility (451 Plymouth St, St Helens, OR 97051) across from park by 10 am.  (Allow about 45 minutes drive time from Portland.)

Coming from Portland, take Hwy 30 north, past Sauvie Island and Scappoose. At the WalMart in St Helens, turn right on Gable Road, going toward the river. Bear right on Plymouth Street and stay right, to the water treatment plant on right. There is plenty of easy parking across from the park’s main entrance. (For day of event, call 503-349-8586.)  A plant list is available by request by calling trip leader, Caroline Skinner in advance at 503-248-9719. The event is free and open to the public.