Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Volunteer Restoration Event

On March 5, 2011, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and its partners will hold the 13th annual Watershed Wide volunteer restoration event. Organizations, individuals, businesses and other nonprofits will gather for a day of stewardship and community-building at priority restoration sites from Tideman Johnson Park in Portland to Ambleside Natural Area in Gresham. At each site volunteers will enhance the creek by removing invasive species, planting native trees and shrubs, and mulching new plants.  Restoration work parties will take place from 9am-12pm, followed by a volunteer appreciation lunch for all participants.

A unique community event, Watershed Wide unites dozens of community partners with hundreds of volunteers in a day of stewardship for the creek. Last year, more than 330 volunteers participated in the event and planted over 6,000 native trees and shrubs, removed 57 cubic yards of invasive species and collected 19 bags of trash at 11 restoration sites.

To register for this year's event, please visit this website, call 503-652-7477, or email info@jcwc.org.  The Johnson Creek Watershed Council inspires and facilitates community investment in the Johnson Creek Watershed for the protection and enhancement of its natural resources. Johnson Creek is a unique urban stream stretching 26 miles through four cities and two counties. It is one of the last free-flowing streams in Portland, and it still supports four salmon species and an incredible variety of wildlife.

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