Work Day at Gresham Meadowlands Wetland
It’s been a long long winter cooped up indoors and we are ready to get out in the sunshine and mud! We’ll be hosting a planting and cleanup event at our Gresham wetland site April 10th. Join us from 9-12pm for a day of shared work clearing trash, removing unhelpful species, replacing them with helpful wetland shrubs, and possibly reinforcing our beaver dam analogue structure. Gresham is a great example of the ecosystem potential hiding within developed suburban spaces. We’ll have plenty of opportunity for bird watching and identifying frog calls from all the new amphibian hatchlings in our pond!
Space is limited to 15 volunteers for this socially distant event, so RSVP today!
What: Work Day at Gresham Meadowlands wetland
When: Saturday, April 10th, 9am-12pm
Where: Gresham, Oregon – address shared upon registration
What to bring: water bottle, long pants and shirt, weather appropriate layers, and boots or shoes that can get dirty! No open-toed shoes. If possible, bring leather gloves, pruners, or loppers. We will have sanitized tools and gloves as well.
To protect yourself and others:
PREPARE BEFORE YOUR VISIT
– Stay home if you are sick, have a fever, or suspect you may be sick
– Stay local and close to home—meaning less than 50 miles in urban areas to limit travel time
– Only carpool or share tools with members of your own household
– Come prepared to get dirty
– Bring supplies like food, water, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer yourself. Please do not share outside your household group
– The Wetlands Conservancy will provide sanitized tools and protective equipment for individuals to select and use
ON ARRIVAL PLEASE:
– Wear a face covering. Homemade is fine.
– Stay at least 6 feet away from people who aren’t from your household. Further apart is better
– Leave no trace: pack out everything you bring with you.
– Stick to low-risk activities and areas to reduce stress on local emergency response and health care systems.