Located within one of the fastest growing counties in the state, snugged-up between heavily-urbanized Portland and rural farmland in Clackamas County, Damascus is a super place to plant trees! Friends of Trees is working to plant native trees and shrubs to restore natural areas and farmland within this rapidly developing region — and we need your help on Saturday, Dec 5th!
- When: Saturday, December 5th — please meet by 8:45am at the staging site listed above. Planting activities will wrap up by 1:00;
- Where: Rock Creek Headwaters, please meet at Hillsview Community Church, 23225 SE Borges Rd, Damascus, OR 97089 (map) — look for the Friends of Trees signs to guide you as your arrive
- Parking and Shuttle: We will be having volunteers take a short shuttle ride from the church parking lot to the farm where we’ll be planting. Unfortunately, the farm has very little parking available.
- What: Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots, and be prepared to get a little dirty. Friends of Trees will provide gloves, tools, and expert planting guidance, as well as breakfast snacks and coffee/hot chocolate to get everyone fueled up! Tree-planting is a great activity for individuals, families, and groups alike!
- Youth Waiver: We require everyone under age 18 volunteering without their parent or guardian to bring a signed youth waiver to the event. Any youth planting with their parent/guardian do not need a waiver.
Check out all our photos from our recent Rock Creek Headwaters events HERE
Friends of Trees, SOLVE, and Clackamas River Basin Council are working together to enhance streamside properties in the Rock Creek watershed in northern Clackamas County. This collective restoration effort, the Rock Creek Partnership, is supported with funding from Clackamas County Water Environment Services on behalf of Clackamas Service District No. 1 with the aim of improving and preserving water and habitat quality in this rapidly developing city. Enhancing and protecting the riparian corridors in this fast-growing region will have positive effects on the health of the Clackamas River and its plant and animal populations, as well as people and their communities in the area.
With the holidays right around the corner, this is the season of giving, so consider giving a little bit of your time and come plant trees with us! Your time and generosity will have a lasting impact on the environment and those who inhabit it.