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Photos of Mt. Tabor Park and of past Leave No Trace events are courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 22 April 2024

Portland’s Mt. Tabor Park was named a 2024 Spotlight site by Leave No Trace, a prominent environmental advocacy group. It is the only Oregon park and one of just 24 nationally to receive this honor.

“The goal of the Spotlight project is to raise awareness and implement research-based solutions to protect Mt. Tabor Park,” says Portland’s Vibrant Communities Commissioner Dan Ryan. “It’s an important natural resource that must be cared for and preserved for years to come, and we appreciate the help of the Leave No Trace Spotlight program."

Photos of past Leave No Trace event courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.

Photo of Mt. Tabor Park courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.

A traveling team will be at the park from May 9 through May 11. They’ll work with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), community members, local organizations, land agencies and Park Rangers on natural area restoration, Leave No Trace stewardship and more. The event schedule link is here: Mt. Tabor Spotlight event schedule.

“We look forward to working with dedicated groups such as the Friends of Mt. Tabor, the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association, and several other community partners," says PP&R Director Adena Long. “Our park rangers have enjoyed a long partnership with Leave No Trace, and we’re all excited about this current effort.”

“The Spotlight program is an amazing way to highlight the power of community and the difference people can make when they unite to protect the outdoors,” states Dana Watts, executive director of Leave No Trace. “The Spotlight program at Mt. Tabor Park encourages Portlanders to protect and celebrate nature.”

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