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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Stewardship Saturday: Wilkes Creek Headwaters Earth Day Event!

Stewardship Saturday: Wilkes Creek Headwaters Earth Day Event!

Saturday April 20, 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 under-story 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.

Event Details


Accessibility: The work site is about 1/4 mile from our meeting site. The trail is part grass, part gravel. The work site itself is wooded and uneven. There are no restrooms or shelters on site. We will have one porta-potty available for use. Please feel welcome to contact us to talk more about this site and its amenities.

Meet at NE 154th & Fremont. From Sandy Blvd., turn south onto NE 154th. Parking is along the street; please do not block neighbors’ driveways.
Tri-met bus #12 (NE 154th & Sandy Blvd. stop). Walk south on NE 154th for ¼ mile.


Wilkes Headwaters Natural Area
15401 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97230

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