By Sara Ennis, SRWC Community Stewardship Coordinator & SOLVE staff
Thanks to funding from the Troutdale Enhancement Fund and continued partnership with the Sandy River Watershed Council, SOLVE is excited to engage community members at Beaver Creek to plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs. SOLVE has conducted restoration work in Beaver Creek, the lowermost tributary to the Sandy River, since 2005. (for more on these efforts see blog post: https://sandyriver.org/connecting-the-community-to-beaver-creek/
Additionally, thanks to a new partnership with Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors, hundreds of local students have been learning about the watershed while removing harmful, non-native invasive plants from the stream corridor. This hard work not only improves water quality and enhances wildlife habitat, it also provides hands-on learning opportunities for students to engage in environmental science.
We are looking forward to welcoming dozens of volunteers to help at four plantings scheduled on the 2nd and 16th of February and March, meeting at Glenn Otto Park. Please sign up today to help us in this important effort!