The first event at the site officially sponsored by Friends of Gateway Green was No Ivy Day 2009 -- on May 2, 2009.
Eighteen volunteers, including City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, gathered to remove English ivy, focusing on cutting the ivy that was growing up trees and clearing it from around the base of the trees. The group freed 36 trees that day from the grip of English ivy.
The most recent stewardship event was during Parke Diem on October 10, 2015 -- when 20 individuals spent the morning picking up trash, and pulling more English ivy. The crew included seven Walker Macy employees.