Volunteer Trail Clearing at Apache Bluff

This summer, with the help of volunteer outreach coordinator extraordinaire, Alicia Heitzman, 13 people gathered together to clear the community trail at the Apache Bluff wetland preserve in Tualatin.

We were able to clear large, heavy fallen trees off the trail, spiky invasive blackberries, and thick invasive grasses. We are 60 meters closer to a fully cleared community trail for the neighborhood and the community at large.

35 species of birds have been seen at this wetland, and a secret patch of native pepperweed is protected by lots of wetland willows in the center of the preserve. We are very proud of the site, and proud of our work to get it to where it is today! There is still work to do, but we sure got a whole lot done this summer!

 

Thank you volunteers for making it possible.

 

 

Loper dream team!

Loper dream team!

Loper lady!

Loper lady!

Enjoying a delicious break time!

Enjoying a delicious break time!

A bucket of vegan doughnuts to fuel our volunteers--donated by the world famous Voodoo!

A bucket of vegan doughnuts to fuel our volunteers–donated by the world famous Voodoo!

 

Alicia in the secret pepperweed marsh.

Alicia in the secret pepperweed marsh.

Beautiful wooded wetland trail.

Beautiful wooded wetland trail.

One of the site's legacy apples.

One of the site’s legacy apples.

Wetland bouquet!

Wetland bouquet!

Invasive and delicious blackberry.

Invasive and delicious blackberry.

The sign has been uncovered once again!

The sign has been uncovered once again!

The lovely and powerful pepperweed.

The lovely and powerful pepperweed.

Hardcore trail clearing!

Hardcore trail clearing!

A happy group of awesome volunteers. Thanks!

A happy group of awesome volunteers. Thanks!

2 thoughts on “Volunteer Trail Clearing at Apache Bluff

  1. Drew says:

    Great advice for clearing the trail before getting on your way. It’s nice to have experiences like these well documented for the future. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Karla says:

    I love the wetlands but there is still large pieces of metal and a couple old tires that you uncovered and then left in middle of the trail. Can someone please come remove the items so it isn’t an eye sore and doesn’t get thrown back into wetland area? Thank you

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