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