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Call of the Wild: The Carson and Forest Park Conservancy

We’re proud to introduce a new partnership between The Carson and Forest Park Conservancy (FPC). The local nonprofit dedicated to restoring Forest Park, is perfectly poised to join us as we tell Portlanders to take a hike - and bring your friends, too! Located in the backyard of our newest collection of luxury apartment homes in Northwest Portland, there's no better way to explore Forest Park. 

Call of the Wild: The Carson and Forest Park Conservancy

Forest Park, the gem of Portland’s park system, sprawls out over 5,200 acres. It is one of the largest urban forests in the US and has been a city staple since the 1948. Time.com revered the park as the number one must see in Portland.  While the gear has changed over the decades, one thing remains true. Forest Park is the very heart of Portland, and the responsibility of us all.  

“We are excited to be partnering with The Carson and look forward to meeting the new Neighbors of this community,” said Renee Myers, Executive Director of FPC. “The Forest Park Conservancy is committed to working with the community to restore and protect our beloved Forest Park. One way we do that is by inviting people to explore and learn about this amazing natural area just 10 minutes from downtown Portland.”

The Carson will be dusting off their boots and digging in to exploration with The Discovery Hikes Program with the Forest Park Conservancy. FPC hosts a hike on many Saturday’s - rain or shine. There is a hike for everyone. Want to channel your inner Ansel Adams? Try your hand at a nature photography hike. Would you like to know where your beer comes from? Join brewers from Hopworks Urban Brewery, PINTS Brewing, and other local Portland breweries to learn about making beer using ethical harvesting of common forest plants. Your friends at The Carson are the proud promoters of 15 Discovery Hikes in 2018 and 2019.  

Here are the hikes currently scheduled:

July 14 - Herb Walk
August 11 - Herb Walk
September 9 - History of Forest Park
September 29 - Herb Walk
October 6 - Ivy Basket Weaving
October 20 - Herb Walk
November 10 - Herb Walk

Look forward to a Mushroom Walk, a Nature Photography Workshop and others in the coming months.

Answer the call of the wild, feel the sunshine on your skin, and let the rustle of the trees be the soundtrack to your next adventure.  What do you say? Take the long way home and discover the world around you with Forest Park Conservancy and The Carson.

Call of the Wild: The Carson and Forest Park Conservancy