TaKE TWO: Another ROCKIN’ WATERSHED WIDE EVENT!
The amazing Sherry and Scott Pendarvis graciously hosted the Rock Creek Partnership’s 2nd Annual Watershed Wide Event at the beautiful Pendarvis Farm and Galaxy Barn on March 16th, 2013. Over 70 volunteers joined Clackamas River Basin Council, Friends of Trees, and SOLVE to plant more than 1000 native trees and shrubs and spread several yards of mulch at three nearby restoration sites along Rock Creek. Great music, tasty grub, and raffle prizes also hit the spot to help celebrate the critically important work volunteers accomplished to improve water quality and create healthy habitat for native fish and wildlife in Clackamas County’s Rock Creek basin.
Extra special thanks to Water Environment Services, New Seasons, Voodoo Doughnuts, Einstein Bagels, Peet’s Coffee, Grand Central Bakery, REI, Wild Rose Trail band, the National Charity League, and Sherry and Scott Pendarvis of Pendarvis Farm for their generous contributions that made this day possible.
Check out the Rock Creek Partnership Flickr photostream for more event photos.
And mark your calendars for next year’s Watershed Wide Event on Saturday, March 15th, 2014!
Inaugural Rock Creek Watershed Wide Event A Roaring Success!!!
Despite a month of wet weather and a high flowing creek, the Rock Creek Partnership’s first joint planting event came off without a hitch! Over 1500 native trees and shrubs were planted at three Clackamas County sites by over 70 volunteers.
The objective was simple, to help create a buffer of native vegetation alongside the creek in order to filter runoff from roads and nearby agricultural fields to clean and shade water in the creek, and to provide additional habitat resources for wildlife.
The event kickoff and festivities were staged out of the Galaxy Barn at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley. Live music, a bevy of breakfast and lunch goodies, and raffle prizes fueled volunteers for a fun day. And County Commissioner Jamie Damon stopped by to congratulate and thank planters for their important work contributing to the county’s ongoing watershed restoration programs.
Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made the 2012 Rock Creek Watershed Wide event a huge success! Please join us for next year’s Rock Creek Watershed Wide Event on Saturday, March 16th, 2013.