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25th Annual Watershed Wide Event

Mar 4, 2023 @ 8:45 am 12:00 pm

Save the date for Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s most unified restoration event of the year! The 25th Annual Watershed Wide Event happening March 4th from 8:45am -12noon. We will spread out at 10 simultaneous work parties throughout the watershed. Stick around for lunch at the end. For nearly 50 years, local residents have dedicated their time and energy to restore, repair, and clean Johnson Creek. We are proud to be part of this legacy! 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. Join the legacy!  PLEASE RSVP. Site choices below. Para obtener instrucciones en español, vaya hasta la parte inferior de la página. Main City Park: Este evento tendra traduccion al español disponible. (This site will have Spanish translation available.)   Not too interested in planting trees but still want to help? There are jobs for multiple abilities and talents! We need 9 helpers to pick up and deliver lunch to all of the sites, 10 photographers, and 2 helpers to get food to the sites in the morning. If you are interested in any of these jobs, Special Jobs please sign up HERE! When: Saturday, March 4th from 8:45-12:00noon 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, and all necessary tools, plus free lunch at the end of the event. We can also provide bus fare to and from the event. Please contact monica@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.   

Site descriptions:

Rugg Road (Gresham)

Project: Join us for a litter pick-up along a section of road that JCWC has adopted and if there is time, head over the 7th St. Bridge in Gresham to help plant and join the other teams for lunch. *Please note, this site is not easily accessible by public transportation.

Main City Park (Gresham) – Location Moved to 7th St. Bridge

**Este evento tendra traduccion al español disponible. ** **This site will have Spanish translation available.** Proyecto: En asociación con la ciudad de Gresham, plantaremos estacas vivas y plantas de humedales en el hábitat fuera del canal en la isla Tsuru. Project: Partnering with the City of Gresham, we will be planting live stakes and wetland plants in the off-channel habitat at Tsuru Island.  

7th Street Bridge (Gresham)

There is still space here!  Project: Partnering with City of Gresham, we will plant bare root and live stake plants in a larger riparian area and floodplain wetland next to Johnson Creek. 

Centennial School Property (Pleasant Valley) – Site Full

This site is full. We would love your help at one of our other locations! Project: We will be planting around 900 plants!  *Please note, this site is not easily accessible by public transportation.

Mitchell Creek (Portland) – Site Full

Mitchell Creek site is full and registration is closed. We would love your help at one of our other locations! Project: Partnering with Friends of Trees and Portland Parks and Recreation, we will be planting, grubbing and mulching.  *Please note, this site is not easily accessible by public transportation.

Foster Floodplain (Portland)

There is still space at this location! Project: We will partner with Portland Parks and Recreation to plant and possibly pick- up litter 

Springwater Trail at Luther Road (Portland) – Site Full

This site is full and registration is closed. We would love your help at one of our other locations! Project: We will be partnering with North Clackamas Parks and Recreation to plant wildflower seeds and willow stakes along the stream. After the work party, there will be a 30 minute tour of the site with City of Portland Bureau of Environment Services, Lisa Huntington, to learn about this unique restoration project. 

Tideman Johnson (Portland)

There is still space at this location! 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! 

Brookside Apartments (Milwaukie)

Project: Join us for a planting at the Brookside Apartments along Johnson Creek. 

OLCC (Milwaukie)

There is still space at this location! Project: Join us for planting and litter pick-up at the OLCC site in Milwaukie.    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, Multnomah County Transportation Division, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, Portland Parks & Recreation, City of Gresham, City of Milwaukie, Crystal Springs Partnership, Friends of Tideman Johnson, Friends of Trees, OLCC, The Brookside Apartments, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation, Clackamas County Transportation Division and Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services.

  Cuándo: Sábado, 4 de marzo de 8:45-12:00 mediodía Dónde: Main City Park: Este evento tendra traduccion al español disponible. Registratse arriba. Cómo prepararse: Este evento ocurrirá llueva o truene, así que vístase para el clima: impermeable, capas cálidas, sombrero para el sol y protector solar según sea necesario. Use zapatos resistentes y cerrados y ropa que no le importe ensuciarse. Traiga una botella de agua llena y un bocadillo. Lo que proporcionaremos: Guantes y todas las herramientas necesarias, además de almuerzo gratis al final del evento. También podemos proporcionar pasajes de autobús desde y hacia el evento. Póngase en contacto con monica@jcwc.org para organizar la tarifa del autobús. Salud y seguridad: Seguiremos las pautas actuales de la Autoridad de Salud de Oregon. No se requieren máscaras, pero se recomienda en espacios interiores donde no es posible el distanciamiento social. Quédese en casa si experimenta síntomas de alguna enfermedad contagiosa o ha tenido contacto reciente con alguien que presenta síntomas de alguna enfermedad. Los niños son bienvenidos con un adulto atento: Los jóvenes de 16 años o menos DEBEN estar acompañados por un adulto, los jóvenes de 16 a 18 años pueden venir solos, pero necesitan una exención firmada por un padre o tutor. Accesibilidad: Todos los sitios requerirán estar de pie durante largos períodos de tiempo, caminar sobre terrenos irregulares, subir y bajar pendientes pronunciadas y levantar objetos pesados. Los baños estarán disponibles.

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Date:
Mar 4, 2023
Time:
8:45 am – 12:00 pm
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