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SOLV Tree Planting in Troutdale, Sat. Feb. 6

Plant Trees and help restore the Beaver Creek watershed in Troutdale at SOLV’s Team Up For Watershed Health site on Saturday, February 6. Plantings start at 9 am, end by 12 pm and SOLV provides tools and gloves. By planting native trees and shrubs, volunteers will be lowering stream temperatures and creating an ecosystem that will filter polluted stormwater runoff, improve water quality in this popular recreation area, provide better habitat for wildlife, and be more resilient to climate change.

Beaver Creek is a tributary to the Sandy River just before it enters the Columbia River. Development and land use patterns have led to degraded water quality and poor wildlife habitat. Restoration at this site includes increasing native vegetation to lower stream temperature to make the water more comfortable for fish, and reshaping the bank to correct the creek’s steep, eroded slopes. Project partners include, City of Troutdale, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Reynolds High School and Natural Resource Academy, and Metro.

For more information and to register visit the Team up For Watershed Health Website, http://www.solv.org/programs/teamup_watershed_health.asp. Event information is found at the very bottom of the page. You can also contact Brett Lyon at [email protected] or 503-844-9571 x 332. Put on your boots, grab a shovel, and come dig in! We hope to see you out in your watershed!