On May 16th, nine of our Green Team Schools on the East Side of Portland came together for the East Side Summit. Each school gave a 10 minute presentation by students on an aspect of stream restoration and ecology. Students presented on topics such as birds species found on the Clackamas River by West Linn HS, macroinvertebrate surveys by Gladstone HS, beaver activity in a restored wetland by Rex Putnam HS, stream mapping on Beaver Creek by Portland Lutheran School, litter art by Gladstone HS, vegetation monitoring by Sam Barlow, a salmon toss by Clackamas HS and tools used in restoration by Sabin-Schellenberg. In addition Spring Mountain Elementary made a video of their time at Mt. Scott Creek.
We also got to hear from Jenny Dezso of the Clackamas River Basin Council gave a keynote speech on volunteerism and how it has shaped her career path. Thanks to Jenny for sharing her story!
All and all around 100 people were in attendance to hear great and informative presentations- great job to all who participated! Thank you also goes out to Sesame Donuts and Noodles and Co for donating breakfast and lunch! A big thank you to all who attended and also to our funders and partners who made this year in Green Team possible! I am so proud of all the students who I have worked with this year- you are inspiring and we hope to see you next year out with Green Team!