Stewardship Saturday: Wilkes Creek Headwaters Earth Day Event!
Saturday April 21, 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is happy to be celebrating Earth Day with Portland Parks and Recreation! Celebrate with us by planting and mulching native plants! No experience is necessary, just a desire to get your hands dirty.
Wilkes Creek Headwaters contains the springs that feed the only free flowing stream in the city that still enters the Columbia Slough. Restoring headwater habitat, the habitat at the source of a river or stream, is an important part of the waterway restoration process. Wilkes Creek flows into the Columbia Slough, so its protection is part of a greater effort to keep the Slough healthy. Formerly a hazelnut orchard and holly farm, volunteer restoration efforts have been focused on enhancing the already existing Western red cedar forest, and adding native trees, and shrub and forb understory to the rest of the park.
This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Registration for this event is requested.