Written by Quintin Bauer, Former Program Director, SOLVE
In the fall of 2018 a new partnership was born between the Sandy River Watershed Council, Ecology in Classrooms and the Outdoors and SOLVE. We work together to enhance habitat and water quality within Beaver Creek. The local community, including schools, plays a big part in this important restoration work as well. The Troutdale Enhancement Fund supports this partnership which continues into 2020.
In 2018 and 2019 this partnership:
Planted 2,250 native trees and shrubs
Removed 1,200 square feet of invasive plants
Engaged 215 community and student volunteers
This past fall the Troutdale Enhancement Fund once again awarded funding to this partnership. This enhances the Troutdale community in two major ways:
Look for volunteer opportunities throughout the spring in Troutdale. Monthly cleanup events will begin in March. And coming right up, on Saturday, February 8th we look forward to welcoming dozens of volunteers at a planting near Glenn Otto Park.