Saturday, November 6, 2010
RESTORING NATIVE PLANTS AT TRYON CREEK
For the second Saturday in a row, we partnered with SOLV to plant native trees and shrubs at Tryon Creek. This project was located on private property, where a homeowner partnered with SOLV, Friends of Tryon Creek, and municipal agencies to make this project possible. We planted in a small area where the creek ran in the past and native plants previously grew. We used two different planting techniques to plant in two different types of land: uplands and wetlands. The area was hit by blight a few years ago and was overtaken by invasive plants. Hopefully our efforts will help restore the area to its earlier condition! Our group of 13 plus one non-R&S volunteer planted 110 trees and shrubs. A thank you message we received from SOLV read: "Your work will ensure that the air in the Portland Metro Area is clean, and that there will be urban habitat for fish, birds, and small mammals in the years to come. The plants you put in the ground will also work to filter polluted storm water and decrease erosion along urban waterways in the Portland area. The clean air and waterway your efforts will be appreciated by Oregonians who will be breathing and drinking it for years to come."
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