Johnson Creek Clean Up: Aug 18th

08/18/2007 - 8:00am
08/18/2007 - 11:00am

Johnson Creek
Johnson Creek

Johnson Creek
Watershed Council's

Watershed Wide
Summer Event

Saturday, August 18th!

WHEN: Saturday, August 18th 2007 9am - 12pm

WHERE: 6 Sites. Click here for a map of locations!

PROVIDED: Gloves, Snacks, Water, and a celebration Barbeque w/live music!!!

Summer is here and that means another summer Clean Up for Johnson Creek. The Watershed Council and partners will be hosting six different sites throughout the watershed to get in the creek to remove trash, shopping carts, tires, and whatever else that doesn't belong. Some sites will also focus on weed removal around new plantings.

For more information contact the Johnson Creek Watershed Council at (503) 652-7477.

WWE Site Descriptions and Duties

**Please be prepared for all weather conditions. The event will occur rain or shine. This event requires getting in the creek so wearing sturdy shoes and/or boots is strongly encouraged. Gloves, Water, and Snacks provided, including a post Clean-up Barbeque w/live music!

Johnson Creek Park
We will be meeting at Johnson Creek park on SE 21st and Sherrett and walking in-stream down to the JCWC offices, ~1/2 mile. We will be picking up trash along the way and putting them on top of bank for later collection. A shuttle will take you back to your car.

Springwater Trail
Come explore a not-so well known open space along Johnson Creek and the Springwater Trail Corridor. We'll focus on removing trash from the site, the creek (depending on creek conditions), and along the trail! We will be meeting on Lambert st. just east of SE 82nd. The site is geared towards adults do to the nature of its location and its history of transient occupancy.

Mitchell Creek
Take a walk through a beautiful 2nd growth forested open space on the outskirts of SE Portland and help clean up along the way! This site has been a notorious illegal dump site. Come help the local stewards Pleasant Valley Homeowners Association. We will be meeting at SE 162nd and Clatsop Rd.

Butler Creek Corridor
Take Gresham's Natural Area trail through the Butler Creek greenway to help clean it up. Witness recent restoration and replanting efforts while pulling a weed or two. We will be meeting at SW 14th and Binford Parkway.

Gresham Woods
This forested open space along Johnson Creek is home to many wildlife species. Give a hand and help clean-up efforts and witness recent restoration efforts throughout the open space. We will be meeting at SW 14th and Binford Parkway - same place for the Butler Creek Corridor.

Hogan Road
Take a walk through Johnson Creek starting at the Hogan Rd. crossing and moving downstream. Walk through a densely forested stream corridor picking up trash from the creek bed and banks. This part of Johnson Creek is a bit rugged with multiple wood and debris piles to maneuver over. Must feel very comfortable walking in creeks and getting around debris jams. We will be meeting in the parking lot of Gresham's Environmental Services office where Hogan rd. crosses Johnson Creek.