Beaver Creek has 100 brand new native plants!

Portland Lutheran School Green Team joined us at Beaver Creek ALL day today.  35 very enthusiastic students jumped aboard a TriMet bus and made their way from the school to Gresham to the creek for a sunny fun-filled day.  Students planted 100 new native trees and shrubs to create shade, habitat and to help filter toxins for Beaver Creek.

Some students even took a trip down a beaver “slide” to see what it’s like to be a beaver at Beaver Creek!

Students also helped clear invasive Armenian(formerly known as Himalayan) Blackberry from around some natives planted by volunteers last year!  Students competed with each other for the biggest root award!

With teacher, Mr. Tarbell, students learned all about stream mapping techniques and tested pH, temperature and conductivity of Beaver Creek.

Thanks so much Portland Lutheran!  We’ll see you next month for a fishy adventure up the Sandy River!

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