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Plant native trees and shrubs with SOLV in Gladstone at Goat Island on Saturday, February 26th! We will be working along the Clackamas River from 9:00am to 12:00pm rain or shine, and all tools, gloves and supplies will be provided. 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, provide better habitat for wildlife, and be more resilient to climate change.
Goat Island is a 22 acre site along the lower Clackamas River and is popular with recreational fishing enthusiasts. The island side-channels are used by juvenile fish during the rainy season the trees are used by native birds. This area of the Lower Clackamas watershed is dominated by large Black cottonwood trees, but English ivy is suffocating much of the island, including many of the cottonwood trees. Project partners include Water Environment Services of Clackamas County, Clackamas County Parks, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy/Portland General Electric, and the Clackamas River Basin Council.
If you would like to have a hand in restoring Goat Island, please visit http://www.solv.org/programs/teamup_watershed_health.asp#sitelist to register online. You may also contact Brett Lyon at SOLV at email@example.com or 503-844-9571 x332 for more information and to register. Put on your boots, grab a shovel, and come dig in! We hope to see you out in your watershed!