Springtime at Johnson Creek

Spring has certainly arrived in our corner of Oregon! The sun has begun peeking out from behind the clouds, trees are budding and flowers are showing themselves everywhere you look. Valley Catholic High School students enjoyed the sunshine and warm(er) weather this week when they joined SOLV in the wetland of Johnson Creek.

Students from Amy Lacks’ and Erin Cole’s classes planted over 300 trees and shrubs in the forested area and wetland behind their school. Natives like Oregon grape, Nootka rose, ash and alder were planted by students and will help to shade out invasive reed canary grass, lower stream temperatures, provide more stable habitat and prevent soil erosion. The live willow cuttings that students installed in the wetland this fall have begun to bud, as well! Thanks for your hard work, Valley Catholic!

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