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June 4, 2017: National Trails Day

National Trails Day was celebrated in walking groups lead by Sue Thomas, nature specialist. Folks learned the interconnections of the forest, wildlife, soil conditions, and the inter-dependability that our forests provide to all of us.

June 4, 2017 National Trails Day

May 6, 2017: Invasive Removal

Fifteen friends and neighbors pulled of Herb Robert, AKA “Stinky Bob,” invasives from one area of the park. In two hours folks filled a dozen large plastic bags of the invasive. Wow and thanks!

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April 14 & 22: Preschool Walks

Over 70 preschool children with caregivers walked in Springbrook Park and learned about birds, plants, slugs, worms, and much more. This hands-on learning enriched the lives of our young ones. More to occur in the Fall and next year.

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This entry was posted on June 21, 2017, in 2017.

February 18, 2017: Restoration Plantings

A grateful shout-out to the incredible volunteers who showed up Saturday morning, February 18, to help Friends of Springbrook Park and the Oswego Lake Watershed Council plant nearly 200 native plants in the park and remove invasive English Ivy from a large area next to the park. Terrific work from a terrific group of neighbors. Your efforts are making a real, positive difference in restoring the health of this natural area. Thank you so much Doug McKean for managing the projects. And Eric Lider’s grandkids.

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This entry was posted on June 21, 2017, in 2017.

October 22, 2016: Restoration Plantings

Thanks to Melissa and Barry Cadish, Laura and Jim Evans, Kim Sloat, Ginny Haines, and Tom Bland for the great work this sunny morning. All 300 native trees, plants and ferns were planted. The rain held off for the planting.

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August 23, 2016: Cross Country Teams Trail Repairs

Special thanks to the 50 Cross-Country Team students from Lake Oswego High School for moving gravel to repair and finish trails in Springbrook Park. Finished Alder Trail which leads down to homes along Sherbrook Place. The team uses the over two miles of park trails for training. Also thanks to Coach Eric Lider and Jim Evans for setting up and managing the project with lots of help from our Parks and Recreation Department staff. All of their efforts add to the legacy of Springbrook Park, which was established 43 years ago by a city-wide vote. Springbrook Park is an asset to our community and our students bring joy to the heart.

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May 14, 2106: Ivy Removal

20 neighbor volunteers pulled ivy from trees and around native plants in an area behind the homes along Sundeleaf Drive. Most of the ivy had been sprayed and this cleaned up a large area along a new trail that goes down to Country Club Road.

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April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016: Preschool Walks

Friday mornings in Arbor month at Springbrook Park attracted young children in groups to learn about trees, plants, flowers, birds, and bugs. Over 70 children showed up with parents and caretakers. Our fourth kindergarten walk had over a dozen children from the Lake Oswego Arts Preschool based at the Lakewood Center. The children were so interested in the arts in nature with colors, textures, and lots of surprises. Thanks to Anne, Sue, and Sara to lead the parents and their children. The little rain did not slow down the interest in searching through dirt, leaves, downed logs and insects.

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March 12, 2016: Restoration Plantings

About 15 neighbors planted about 300 plants as part of the restoration for our urban forest. With most of the invasive ivy gone, native plants are returning from seeds buried in the top soil. But the new ferns and native trees fill the landscape.

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