East Side Students Reflect on a Year with Green Team

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Students from SOLV’s Green Teams on the East Side joined together last week to share their experiences and the lessons they have learned over the past year.  Hosted at Clackamas High School, students were able to hear about each others’ research and time spent at the creek. 

Lori Hennings of Metro joined us to talk about the importance of stream and wetland restoration, not only for the health of the waterway but for the wildlife it support as well.  Lori shared some wonderful insight on habitat fragmentation, supporting bird habitat and the importance of native planting. (Video of her presentation will be up soon.)  Check out all of the different ways you can volunteer with Metro!

Kellen and Kourtney from Clackamas High School started off the student presentations with results from their macroinvertebrate surveying at Rock Creek, as well as reflection on the importance of invasive plant removal and native planting.  Austin joined us to represent West Linn High School and their work with stream bioengineering at Abernethy Creek.  Reynolds Natural Resource Academy students Cir, Tyler, Cody and Brittney shared their perspective on garlic mustard removal and why it is so important to remove invasive plants.  Heather, Cristy and Emily presented on behalf of Gladstone High School and they shared some very interesting findings about the water quality of Rinearson Creek. 

THANK YOU to all of the stellar students and teachers we have had the honor and privilege of working with this year!  It has been one of our most successful Green Team years ever and we are so glad you all were able to share it with us.

Thank you to the following sponsors, partners and friends who attended the summit and for supporting our work:

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