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2024 Watershed Wide Event

March 2 @ 8:45 am 12:00 pm

Save the date for Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s most unified restoration event of the year! The Watershed Wide Event is happening Saturday, March 2nd from 8:45am -12noon. We will spread out at 10 simultaneous work parties throughout the watershed. Stick around at the end for a free lunch.

Johnson Creek is a unique waterway, providing home and habitat to lots of special wildlife and a lot of human communities. This event is a great time to come together and care for the creek and watershed as we weed, plant and mulch helping to restore a healthier watershed.  For the past 28 years, JCWC has been proud to participate in a community dedicated to restoring, repairing, and cleaning Johnson Creek. Be a part of the legacy! 

PLEASE RSVP. Site choices are below. Click on the name of the site you would like to volunteer at and fill out the waiver to register. 

Want to organize a team? Email info@jcwc.org.

Not interested in planting native plants but still want to help? There are jobs for multiple abilities and talents! We need helpers to pick up and deliver lunch to all of the sites, photographers, and helpers to get coffee and snacks to the sites in the morning. If you are interested in any of these Special Jobs, please sign up HERE!

When: Saturday, March 2nd from 8:45am -12:00 noon, free lunch provided at the end

Where: Choose your desired site (below). After you sign the waiver, directions will be sent to your email inbox. 

How to prepare: This event will happen rain or shine, so dress for weather: rain coat, warm layers, sun hat, and sunscreen as necessary. Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a filled water bottle and a snack.

What we will provide: Gloves, all necessary tools and instructions, plus snacks, coffee and a free lunch at the end of the event. We can also provide bus fare to and from the event. Please contact info@jcwc.org to arrange bus fare. 

Healthy and Safety: We will follow current Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Masks are not required, but encouraged in indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.

Children are welcome with an attentive adult: Youth 16 and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult, youth 16-18 may come unaccompanied but need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. 

Accessibility: All sites will require standing for long periods of time, walking over uneven ground, going up and down steep slope bending, and lifting heavy objects. Check out our special jobs for jobs for all abilities and talents. Restrooms will be available at each site but are not ADA compliant. 

Site Description: 

**To register: Click on the name of the site that you are interested in volunteering at below and complete the online waiver. 

Project: Partnering with Portland Parks and Recreation we will remove non-native plants, including blackberry and pick up litter along the Springwater Corridor. 
Meeting location and Parking: The intersection of Springwater Corridor trail/SE Telford Rd/SE Rugg Rd/SE 267th. 26535 SE Rugg Road is the nearest house address to the meeting site. 
Transit:
By Bus: No Trimet access to site
Bike/Walk: Follow the the Springwater Corridor trail: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap.
Thank you and Lunch:  Lunch will be provided at Main City Park (219 S Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97080) after the event where there is a covered shelter, both vegan and meat options will be available. 

Project: We will plant along the creek at one of our most recent Creek Care properties. Adding native plants along the creek enhances habitat for wildlife and shades the creek to reduce temperatures. 
Meeting Location and Parking: This is a private residence located at 11213 SE 242nd Ave, Damascus, OR 97089. Park in the gravel area next to the house. 
Transit: 
By Bus: Not easily accessible by public transportation.
 Thank you and Lunch:  Lunch will be provided at Main City Park  (219 S Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97080) after the event where there is a covered shelter, both vegan and meat options will be available

Project: We will plant a rain garden in areas that we depaved in October. Rain gardens will help to filter pollutants in stormwater before it reaches Johnson Creek.
Meeting Location and Parking: Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 507 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR 97030. Park in the church parking lot. 
Transit: 
By Bus: From Portland take the 9 bus and get off at W Powell Blvd and SW Eastman Pkwy.
Check out Tri-met for more detailed directions from your location. 
Bike or Walk: Follow the Springwater Corridor Trail to SW 7th St in Gresham. Take SW 7th. Turn right onto Eastman Pkwy and follow past Powell Blvd to the church on the right. 
Thank you and Lunch: Lunch will be provided at Main City Park (219 S Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97080) after the event where there is a covered shelter, both vegan and meat options will be available. 

Proyecto: Plantaremos un jardín de lluvia en áreas de las que retiramos el concreto en octubre. Los jardines de lluvia ayudarán a filtrar los contaminantes del agua pluvial antes de que llegue a Johnson Creek.
Lugar de reunión y estacionamiento: Iglesia Episcopal Santa Cruz, 507 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR 97030. Aparcar en el estacionamiento de la iglesia.
Gracias y almuerzo: El almuerzo se proporcionará en Main City Park (219 S Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97080) después del evento donde habrá un refugio cubierto, estarán disponibles opciones tanto veganas como de carne.

Project: Partnering with the City of Gresham, we will provide maintenance tasks at an ongoing habitat enhancement project. 
Meeting Location and Parking: The closest address to the site is 685 SW 4th St, Gresham, OR. Take NW Eastman Parkway South until SW 7th Street. Take left onto SW 7th Avenue. Project site is on the south side of Creek, east of the bridge. Parking is available on both sides of SW 7th Street, you can also park at Main City Park parking lot and walk south on the Springwater trail.
Transit: 
By Bus: From Portland, the 9 bus on Powell.
Check out Tri-met for more detailed directions from your location. 
Walk or bike on the Springwater Corridor Trail! 
Thank you and Lunch:  Lunch will be provided at Main City Park (219 S Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97080) after the event where there is a covered shelter, both vegan and meat options will be available. 

Project: We will partner with Portland Parks and Recreation to plant and other habitat enhancement tasks.
Meeting location and Parking: Located on the south side of Foster on SE 104th and Foster. Drive East from Portland on Foster Road past 103rd Ave. The natural area is on your right. Park in the parking lot, or on SE Foster, adjacent to the parking lot. 
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a PBOT (Portland Bureau of Transportation) lane-change, there is now very little parking available alongside Foster Road. If there is no parking available in the parking lot or along Foster Road when you arrive, please continue on Foster Road, turn right at the next intersection (SE 110 th Drive), crossover Johnson Creek and take the first right onto SE Cooper Street. Drive to the end of Cooper Street. Parking is along Cooper Street. Watch for No Parking signs, and be aware not to block neighbor’s driveways. Walk the ½ mile-long paved trail through the park to the meeting location.
Transit:
By Bus: Take Bus lines 73 and 14.
Check out Tri-met for more detailed directions from your location. 
Bike or Walk: Take the Springwater Trail! Link to trail map: https://www.portland.gov/documents/springwater-corridor-mappdf/download
Thank you and Lunch: Lunch will be delivered to the site at the end of the event, both vegan and meat options will be available.

Project: We will be partnering with North Clackamas Parks and Recreation and Clackamas Water Environment Services to harvest and plant  willow stakes along the stream. After the work party, there will be a 30 minute tour of the site with the City of Portland Bureau of Environment Services to learn about this unique restoration project. 
Meeting location and Parking: Meet at the intersection of the Springwater Trail and Luther Road. Street Parking available along SE Luther road between 75th and 82nd ave, sling SE Harney Street between SE Springwater Dr and 82nd and in the neighborhood NE of the Springwater Trail (77th Ave and SE Springwater Dr.). 
Transit:
By Bus: Bus 72 drops off at the 82nd and Crystal Springs stop and you can walk West on the Springwater to the meeting location.
Check out Tri-met for more detailed directions from your location.  
Bike or Walk: Take the Springwater Trail! Link to trail map: https://www.portland.gov/documents/springwater-corridor-mappdf/download
Thank you and Lunch: Lunch will be delivered to the site at the end of the event, both vegan and meat options will be available.

Project: We will be partnering with Portland Parks and Recreation and Friends of Tideman Johnson for habitat enhancement tasks including mulching, litter pick-up and invasive species removal and more! 
Location and Parking: Meet at SE 37th Ave. & Tenino St. Turn west onto Crystal Springs Blvd. from SE 45th St. Turn left onto SE 37th and park along the street next to the Springwater Corridor trail entrance, or along one of the other neighboring streets.
Transit: 
By Bus: Take bus 75, and get off at the SE 45th & Springwater Corridor trail (SCT)/Johnson Creek Blvd bus stop. Walk west on the Springwater Corridor Trail for ½ mile. 
Check out Tri-met for more detailed directions from your location. 
Bike or Walk: Take the Springwater Trail! Link to trail map: https://www.portland.gov/documents/springwater-corridor-mappdf/download
Thank you and Lunch: Lunch will be delivered to the site at the end of the event, both vegan and meat options will be available.

Project: We will be partnering with Portland Parks and Recreation for planting native plants and other habitat enhancement tasks!
Meeting location and Parking: East side of Johnson Creek Park, SE Clatsop St. and SE 23 rd Ave. Closest address is 2316 SE Clatsop St, Portland, OR 97202.
Accessible only by Highway 99 southbound. Head south on Hwy 99. Just past the Tacoma St. entrance to the Hwy and just past the Acropolis, look carefully for Clatsop St. on your right. (The turn onto Clatsop Street is before you cross under the Springwater Corridor bridge that spans over Hwy 99.) Turn right and follow until the end of the road. If you miss Clatsop Rd., turn around at the light at Ochoco St. and head back north on Hwy 99, then turn around again at the Tacoma St. entrance to return to Hwy 99 South.

Transit:
By Bus: Take bus #31, #32, #33, #99, or #70. Check out Tri-met for more detailed directions from your location. 
Walk or bike: on the Springwater Corridor trail: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap.

Thank you and Lunch: Lunch will be delivered to the site at the end of the event, both vegan and meat options will be available.

Project: Join us for the second year of maintenance and planting at the Brookside Apartments along Johnson Creek. 
Meeting location and Parking: Meet at 4611 SE Brookside Dr. Milwaukie, OR 97222. Turn off of SE Johnson Creek Boulevard and park along the street on Brookside Dr. or find an open Visitor parking spot (indicated with a V) in the parking lot for Brookside Apartments. 
Transit:
By Bus: Take bus 75 or 34 that drops off at SE Johnson Creek and Brookside Dr.  For more transit directions, visit https://trimet.org/
Bike or walk: On the Springwater Trail! Link to trail map: https://www.portland.gov/documents/springwater-corridor-mappdf/download
Thank you and Lunch: Lunch will be delivered to the site at the end of the event, both vegan and meat options will be available.

*** Children are not permitted at this site. If you are under 18 or attending with someone under 18, please select another location.***
Project: We will be partnering with Crystal Springs Partnership to plant native plants and remove non-native plants.
Location and Parking: Meet at Westmoreland’s Union Manor, 6404 SE 23rd Ave. Please Park along 23rd Ave and walk to the meeting location. 
Transit: 
By Bus: MAX Orange line (SE Bybee Station) or bus #19 (get off at Bybee MAX Station)
Check out Tri-met for more detailed directions from your location. 
Thank you and Lunch: Lunch will be delivered to the site at the end of the event, both vegan and meat options will be available.

Thank you so much to our funders and partners for helping to make this community event a reality:
The Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services, Portland General Electric, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, Portland Parks & Recreation, City of Gresham, City of Milwaukie, Crystal Springs Partnership, Friends of Tideman Johnson, The Brookside Apartments, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation, Clackamas County Transportation Division and Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services.

 

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Date:
March 2
Time:
8:45 am – 12:00 pm
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