Perennial Garden Beds
The historic flower beds at the corners of Eastern Promenade and Moody, Wilson, and Congress Streets were originally maintained by the City of Portland. Friends of the Eastern Promenade took up care of the beds in 2008 when city budget cuts threatened their survival. Volunteers of FoEP replanted the beds with pollinator-friendly flowers, and now provide for the beds' ongoing care.
Birds of the Eastern Promenade
The Eastern Promenade's "naturalized" areas provide an important flyway for migratory birds. We've provided a below of 200+ bird species of the Promenade below that have been identified on the Promenade. If you see any of the rare birds on the list, or those species not on the list, we’d love to hear about it! Please email the name of the bird and the location it was spotted.
Bird count compiled by Derek Lovitch, Freeport Wild Bird Supply.
Care and Maintenance of Naturalized Areas
We work with the City of Portland and volunteers to manage the park's "naturalized" areas; spaces where plants and surrounding habitat are minimally maintained. Our efforts support native plant species, maximize the park's potential for pollinators, bird and other wildlife habitat, and maintain the views of Casco Bay.