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Friends of Force Lake is no longer active!
For information about clean up events, contact SOLVE (www.solv.org) or the Columbia Slough Watershed Council (www.columbiaslough.org)

Friends of Force Lake Has Dissolved

At its final meeting on Feb. 9, 2015, the Friends of Force Lake Board of Directors voted unanimously to dissolve the organization and to donate all assets to the Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC). CSWC has been our most active ally in restoring the health of the lake.

Unfortunately, it has become increasingly obvious that Portland Parks and Recreation, which owns Force Lake, will never consider improvements at the lake a priority.

We are proud of our accomplishments and would like to thank all of our 200+ members for their dedication and support. Over the past four years, Friends of Force Lake has completed six cleanup events at the lake. We have cleared approximately 25,000 sq. ft. of invasive Himalayan blackberries, planted more than 1,000 native trees and shrubs, caged 51 trees to protect them from beavers and picked up nearly 3,000 lbs. of trash from in and around the lake.

We would also like to thank and acknowledge the many partners and sponsors that have helped us. These include the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Kenton Neighborhood Association, SOLVE, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Portland Parks Foundation, Port of Portland, North Portland Community Works, Portland Expo Center, Multnomah County Drainage District, Portland General Electric, Portland State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, PSU Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Harbor Oil Superfund Community Advisory Group, HEART, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Woloshin Communications, Heron Lakes Golf Course maintenance crew, Kemper Sports, Arbor Lodge New Seasons Market, Beaverton Bakery, University of Portland, Oregon and SW Washington Mason Trades Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, and Grand Central Baking Co.