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Spring Park Habitat Enhancement

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Help improve habitats at Spring Park and Elk Rock Island, along the Willamette River. Volunteers will be removing weeds, planting native plants, and sinking Christmas trees for fish habitat. SIGN UP HERE.

Where: Spring Park, S.E. Sparrow St. at S.E. 19th Ave., Milwaukie
When: Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dress for the weather, wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Project instruction, tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. This event is family friendly.

Project partners: City of Milwaukie, North Clackamas Watersheds Council, Friends of Elk Rock Island

Questions? Contact Lauren Cary at lcary@ncprd.com and 971-313-2031.

SIGN UP HERE

How do trees improve habitat?
Juvenile fish are at risk of being eaten by larger fish and need places to hide. When Christmas trees are sunken into water bodies at strategic locations, they increase the complexity of the aquatic habitat and provide hiding places. As a result, young fish survive and are able to grow to a size that makes them less likely to be eaten by larger fish. The more juvenile fish that survive, the more adult fish are able to spawn and increase fish populations.

 

 

Trash Cleanup at Orchard Summit

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Join NCPRD, Clackamas River Basin Council, and SOLVE in cleaning up riparian habitat along Rock Creek at Orchard Summit Natural Area. We will be working along uneven terrain and steep slopes to clear out trash before it reaches the creek.

SIGN UP HERE.

Where: Orchard Summit Natural Area, Damascus
Park on the shoulder on the South side of HWY 212, between HWY 224 and S.E. 162nd Ave. See coordinates on Google Map.

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9 a.m.-noon

Dress for the weather, wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Project instruction, tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. This event is family friendly.

Questions? Contact Lauren Cary at lcary@ncprd.com and 971-313-2031.

North Clackamas Park Planting Event

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Please join us as we work to enhance habitat at North Clackamas Park! Volunteers will help with pulling weeds and planting native vegetation.

The 45-acre park in Milwaukie includes several natural areas and sensitive habitats, including a wooded area of Oregon White Oak and Oregon Ash, and wetland and non-wetland riparian plant communities. With its mosaic of woodlands, lawns, streams, and wetlands, North Clackamas Park provides habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Thank you for helping to keep these important natural areas healthy and beautiful!

Where: 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie
When: February 26, 2022 – from 9 a.m. – noon.
Cost: Free

Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact Matt Jordan at @ncprd.com or call (971) 313-2031.

SIGN UP HERE.

Event Partners: City of Milwaukie, North Clackamas Watershed Council, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and Water Environment Services

Rivervilla Park Volunteer Event & Geology Walk

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Join us for a geology walk to learn about the unique geologic features in and around Rivervilla
Park. The following service event will include mulching around trees to control weeds and trap
moisture, weeding non-native invasive plants and picking up trash.

Where: 925 S.E. Courtney Ave., Milwaukie
When: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Geology Walk and Talk: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Volunteer Service Event: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Sign up here.