Saturday morning 11/17 eighteen friends and neighbors planted about 300 sword ferns along several trails in less than two hours. Thanks to Ginny Haines for managing the project and our Parks staff for getting us the wonderful ferns. Folks came from Tualatin, Hallinan, and several families from Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. Thank you!
Saturday morning in sunny Fall weather, 20 neighbors planted 300 sword ferns in less than two hours. So much fun connecting with folks and hearing their stories. Folks are committed to on-going restoration of Springbrook Park. Their dedication and energy is much appreciated. Thank you.
Thanks to the parents and caregivers of 34 young children who went on a Preschool Walk in Springbrook Park Friday, September 28th. Great weather and lots of energy. Special thanks to our guides Sue Thomas, Anne Lider, Laura Tanz, and Babs Hamachek who uncovered plants, worms, leaves and more for the kids. It was lots of fun.
On Thursday, August 30, over 60 Lake Oswego High School students repaired trails in Springbrook Park. They are members of the Cross Country track team. They’re tremendous energy moved yards of gravel to repair and upgrade trails. Such wonderful energy as part of their community service. Special thanks to Coach Vince Kinney and Assistant Coach Liz Howells for their leadership. All of their work adds to the use of our wonderful Springbrook Park and the over two miles of trails. Thank you all so much.
Thanks to our neighbors and friends and local teens who cleaned up lots of weeds and invasive Herb Robert on Saturday morning, May 19th. The area cleaned will become an outdoor play area for little children. Appreciate all your help.
Saturday morning April 21, thirty neighbors and friends cleaned up weeds, Herb Robert and Ivy off a number of ferns and trees. Folks worked along the Trillium Trail just off Wembley Park Rd where the Pennington Bench is located.
The weather was wonderful. Several children pulled long strands of Ivy and laid them on the trail for comparison. All their work means more growth of native plants. Thanks everyone.
Saturday, April 7 some 30 preschoolers and caregivers had a onderful outdoor experiences at Springbrook Park. Weather held off. Many thanks to Laura Tanz, Sue Thomas, and Megan Big John who led the children into the woods and worms.
Friday morning, April 13, the children from LO Community Arts Preschool were led on walks in Springbrook Park. They learned about trees and how they grow, connect with nature, and return with dead bark to support wildlife. Special thanks to our leaders Anne Lider, Sue Thomas and Laura Tanz.
Walkers joined City staff and volunteers from 10-10:45 a.m. for a stroll through Springbrook Park on the trails behind Uplands Elementary School (2055 Wembley Park Road), complete with discovery buckets and exploration tools. Kids learn how the trunk, roots and leaves all work to keep the trees healthy. Participants also play “healthy tree bingo” as they walk through the park. The event is aimed at kids ages 2-6, but all are welcome and free.
Community Service Day at Springbrook Park – March 23, 2018
Special thanks to all the Lake Oswego High School students who worked hard in Springbrook Park as part of their Community Service Day. On Friday morning, March 23 they covered a wide area to remove Ivy from native plants, trees and ferns. Their energy and enthusiasm was wonderful. Thank you so much.
Restoration Plantings and Ivy Cleanup, Saturday February 24
Great planting event on Saturday morning, February 24. Thanks to all the volunteers who placed 250 plants, repaired trails and pulled ivy and invasives. Folks from the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, Honor Society from Riverdale High School, and others from SOLVE, and local neighbors created a very successful event!
A Wonderful Restoration Planting Party in Springbrook Park
Two dozen friends and neighbors planted over 350 native plants and ferns along the White Oak trail on the south side of Springbrook Park from 9 to 11 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Sunny but cool weather was welcomed.
Students from PSU and Chemeketa College volunteered as part of their environmental studies program. Mormon neighbors from Just Serve served their community. Several young men also pulled ivy from nearby trees. Thanks to these wonderful folks who are helping restore our native urban forest.