Join us this Saturday to help restore the Tualatin River Basin

March 10, 2012 Saum Creek Wetland
Last year's planting at Ibach Park in the Tualatin River Basin (Chanda Stone)

Friends of Trees is excited to partner with Clean Water Services and the City of Tualatin again this year to help CWS reach its Tree for All goal of planting two million trees in the Tualatin River Basin. This Saturday we’ll add 800 native trees and shrubs along Nyberg Creek, upstream from the 13-acre Nyberg Creek Preserve and the confluence area of Nyberg Creek with the Tualatin River in Brown’s Ferry Park.

Last year more than 80 volunteers joined us to plant at Ibach Park in Tualatin. We’re looking forward to another fun planting, where we’ll add cascara, red-flowering currant, Pacific ninebark, and other native plants to the river basin.

Be sure to arrive at the natural area next to Bushwhackers Saloon, 8200 SW Tonka Street, by 8:45 am so you can sign in, warm up with a hot drink, and have the best choice of donuts!

Below is a slideshow of photos taken by Keith Nevison at last Saturday’s Green Space Initiative planting in Gresham and by Logan Lauvray at our GSI planting at Forest Park. Many thanks to last weekend’s planting partners: the city of Gresham, West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Xerces Society, and Portland Parks & Recreation.