Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Conservation Opportunity!

Well this isn't you're typical TVTU C4C adventure - BUT it is a similar vein and one that we are pleased to assist with! Why? Because this is the beginning of a combined effort on the Clackamas Drainage where TVTU will start to concentrate tree placement efforts for 2016.

This Project places the last of trees collected after Christmas 2014 and is partly directed by ODFW.

-- Please note --
RSVP requirement contact with Clackamas River Basin Council.
[Let them know you're with TVTU!]

WHEN: Saturday, October 17th - 9 am - 12 pm
REGISTER: Please RSVP to or 503‐303‐4372 x101. All volunteers must sign a waiver release form. Youth are welcome if accompanied by an adult, though activities are most appropriate for older children.
WHERE: Please RSVP for address and parking directions. Project is located just off Hwy 224. Stay tuned for more information.
WHAT: You are invited to join the Clackamas River Basin Council and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife in placing over 200 Christmas trees donated from the Kirk Company into the Fishers Bend Alcove, a side channel off the Clackamas River approximately 2 miles west of Barton, OR. Volunteers are needed to carry, tie, and secure trees among recently constructed large wood structures installed in an alcove, which will help enhance stream habitat for young salmon.
WHAT to BRING: Favorite gloves, rubber boots, hip waders (optional). Activities will take place in or near water, so be prepared to get wet. Volunteers will be carrying trees which are likely to brush up against clothing. Dress in outdoor apparel. Refreshments will be provided. This project is supported with funding from the Oregon Wildlife Foundation, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and the US Forest Service. Partner support includes Chrysalis Farms, Clackamas County Parks, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.