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.
2 thoughts on “Volunteer Trail Clearing at Apache Bluff”
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.
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