Planting site tour to show off Camas Lilies

The sensitive 3-Creeks natural area is hidden in Clackamas behind the North Clackamas Aquatic Park. (
The Great Camas flower. (

When was the last time you saw a Camas Lily?

Join longtime Friends of Trees volunteer and former staffer Chris Runyard for a tour of the 3-Creeks wetland area in Clackamas Sunday and view the beautiful flowers in full bloom.

The tour—from 1-4 p.m.—will also include guided discovery of old growth White Oak, newly established Friends of Trees planting sites, birds, bees, butterflies, and Mt. Scott Creek, which is still home to Coho, Steelhead and Cutthroat.

Meet at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park parking lot at 7300 SE Harmony Road and remember to bring suitable clothes and footwear that can get wet, and a snack and some water.

As recently as 2006, Friends of Trees’ Green Space Initiative program partnered with Water Environment Services and The Tsunami Crew, the official steward group of the 3-Creeks Natural Area, to plant native trees ans shrubs in the area.

If you have any questions, email Runyard at [email protected].

–Toshio Suzuki