Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Winter Happenings Update

Winter volunteers at Four Mile Run
We have added winter events to the calendar for 2019, and sign-ups are now open.

RSVP for any of the events below at our Eventbrite listings or on our Facebook page.

Land-based clean-ups will focus on some areas that are more accessible when the vegetation is dormant, and on locations where we can get to larger items, such as shopping carts, at low tide.

Sign-up date for one or more of these events. And wear boots for the winter wetland walk!


And, newly added for the National Day of Mourning:
Also, join in and enjoy Yoga @4MRMarket throughout December (and potentially beyond) with instructor Julia Valentine for Sunday morning gentle yoga - ideal for beginners - and help raise funds for park improvements with the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation. (Bring your own mat & water bottle). Suggested donation $10.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving appreciation letter

Dear Friends,

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the generosity of volunteers, supporters, and donors like you, and for the positive impact you have had at Four Mile Run.

Read more of our Annual Report
You’ll see from last year’s annual report that your involvement enables valuable conservation work. Just in the six months since then, your support has made possible:
  • Removal of more than 1,500 pounds of litter, mostly lightweight plastic and styrofoam
  • Engaging at least 400 people at 28 public and volunteer events
  • Analysis of microplastic pollution by a summer student intern
  • Ongoing documentation of wildlife, including eight species of dragonflies
  • Planning for future park improvements
Whether you paddled out to collect litter from the stream, walked the park trails counting birds or bats, or donated money to provide equipment for volunteer work, you have made a difference at Four Mile Run.

You can build on this momentum today:
Thank you for driving the success of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation. I wish you a happy Thanksgiving, and look forward to seeing you out at Four Mile Run!

Kurt Moser, President

Thanksgiving travelers might be thankful not to have to go
the distance our local ospreys migrate for winter,
flying as far away as southern South America, to return in April.

The Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and volunteer organization formed in 2016 following years of community efforts to foster the preservation, beautification, improvement, maintenance, and enjoyment of Four Mile Run Park.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Winter Happenings

Winter volunteers at Four Mile Run
We have added winter events to the calendar for 2019, and will open sign-ups for them soon.

Land-based clean-ups will focus on some areas that are more accessible when the vegetation is dormant, and on locations where we can get to larger items, such as shopping carts, at low tide.

Save the date for one or more of these events. And wear boots for the winter wetland walk!


  • Sunday, January 6, 2:00-4:30pm - Land-based clean-up of 'Sunnyside' tributary
  • Sunday, January 13, 10:00-11:00am - Winter Wetland Walk
  • Saturday, February 2, Noon-2:30pm - Low tide clean-up (tires, shopping carts)
  • Saturday, February 9, 2:00-4:30pm - Land-based clean-up of priority areas - locations TBA