Man Illegally Mows Southern Field

The South Meadow of Oaks Bottom, which borders the Springwater Corridor Trail, is home to many nesting birds. Protecting the South Meadow is a priority for Portland Parks and Recreation and Friends of Oaks Bottom. Unfortunately, after Portland Parks and Recreation planted 6,5OO wildflowers in the South Meadow in the spring of 2021, the South Meadow was mowed by a man on a tractor. The man has been known to mow the meadow in the past and he managed to get past barriers that had been erected by Portland Parks and Recreation. Friends of Oaks Bottom worked with The BEE, the local newspaper of Inner SE Portland, to publish an article on the ‘Mower Man’ to raise awareness of the illegal mowing of Oaks Bottom. The full story can be found at