‘Tis the season to get muddy!

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Written by SOLVE Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest member Nicole Poletto

Clackamas HS @ Rock Creek on 12.14.12 and 12.17.12

Happy winter!!  You know what that means: lots of rain and lots of mud!!!  We took an adventure route to our site, and what would an adventure be without lots of mud?  Luckily, Rock Creek didn’t let us down.

The students were greeted by SOLVE, Kris from Friends of Trees and Becki from Clackamas River Basin Council.  Together, we form the Rock Creek partnership.  The Rock Creek partnership is a group of community-based land stewardship organizations all working together to enhance water quality and habitat in the Rock Creek basin.  We are currently looking for a logo!


What we are looking for: A simple clear logo to represent our work! A circle or square shaped logo that would fit as small as a 2 by 2 inch space (the design needs to be simple enough to fit that space).

Some possible themes for a logo: A stream, native plants, a person planting a tree, or a scene capturing all of those elements! Just something simple and square in shape that also represents our work.

Contest deadline and prize: The winner of the logo contest will be voted on by the Rock Creek Partnership staff on February 1st, 2013. The winning logo designed by a Clackamas High School student will win a bag of goodies.

This contest is also open to the general public, but Clackamas students are still guaranteed to win prizes for their best submission!  Sounds like a win-win to me!  So get those logos in!!! (Send them to meghan@solv.org)

Newly-hatched Salmon fry!

Newly-hatched Salmon fry!

We learned about how to identify native plants and then began to fill the hillside with natives!  Planting native plants is very important, especially on this bank side prone to erosion.  After 2 full days of work, we planted 193 native trees and shrubs.  We even released some newly hatched salmon fry!

Have a great break Clackamas and we will see you in the new year!

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