Native planting season has launched!

February 7, 2015 was our very first planting day of the year!  We partnered with the City of Tualatin for a great productive work day.  About 400 live stakes of red osier dogwood and willows were placed in the soft wetland ground by about 40 people.  We also scoured the uplands for litter and huge pickup truck full of trash was also removed.  Our urban land steward, Megan Garvey gave a great talk about the native beavers on the site.  We saw a bald eagle, a white egret, cormorants, and lots of duck species!  It was a great day all in all.

Thank you to our dedicated wetland volunteers for waking up early and helping us remove trash and plant native species at our Nyberg preserve!  It dumped and poured all through the night and into the morning but the weather cleared up and became a gorgeous and perfect day out in the wetlands–we even saw a rainbow!  There are lots more opportunities to volunteer throughout the planting season!  Check out the event calendar for details!

Photos courtesy of Heather Chapin

Volunteers planting live stakes.

Volunteers planting live stakes.

City of Tualatin employee with red osier dogwood stakes (red) and willow stakes (brown).

City of Tualatin employee with red osier dogwood stakes (red) and willow stakes (brown).

Kids helping remove litter from the preserve.

Kids helping remove litter from the preserve.

Urban land stewards showing off a job well done.  Great litter pick up!

Urban land stewards showing off a job well done. Great litter pick up!

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