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Linnton Creek Project for March

Linnton Creek Trailhead 10682 NW St Helens Road.
Event Contact Person: Kaleen Boyle

About this event

This event is provided by SOLVE

Linnton Creek is a principle stream in Forest Park, one of the main trail
heads in the north end of the park, and its confluence with the Willamette
River will have a new lagoon, as part of the the 27 acre Linnton Plywood Mill
site’s restoration as animal habitat (a Superfund mitigation site). We are
restoring the creek trail head, removing ivy and blackberry, planting
natives, and installing an interpretive sign, trash can and custom (and
amusing) dog waste bag dispenser designed by noted artist Ivan McLean. Part
of a broad effort to eliminate dog waste from the park, this site is
particularly important as the creek will flow into a new lagoon designed as a
resting place for salmon fry, where clean water will be crucial. At the
moment the main effort is ivy removal and the planting of almost 300 native
plants. Hot and cold beverages, pastries, tools and gloves are provided.
We’ll be having a celebration of the project’s completion in June. Activities
include: Invasive Plant Removal, Native Planting.