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April 20, 2019 Work Party: Children’s Play Area

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A Volunteer Work Party on Saturday, April 20, 9-11 AM helped clean up a new dedicated area for outdoor play.

A Boy Scout has created the place with stumps to jump on and more. We cleaned up the adjacent area of sticks, weeds, and a bit of ivy.

Thank you to 30 neighbors and teens from Youth Action Council who cleaned up our new outdoor nature area. They moved lots of bark chips and removed Ivy and Herb Robert. Great time to also celebrate Earth Day. Thanks again to everyone.

April 4 and 12, 2019 Preschool Walks

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Great Preschool Walks Thursday morning April 4 in Springbrook Park. Eager learners and happy parents. We had wonderful weather too!

Then Friday, April 12, there were two more preschool walks in Springbrook Park. LO Arts Preschool was early with 34 children. At 10:30 the public one attracted another 32 children. The children learned about leaves, worms, birds, and much more. Special thanks to our leaders Sue, Anne, Laura, Melissa,  Babs for inspiring the children and their parents.

March 23, 2019 – Mulching New Ferns

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Thank you to the 20 neighbors who mulched the 250 ferns plants this Saturday that were planted in February. This will help the ferns survive as the weather warms.

Thanks to Ginny Haines for managing the project.

This entry was posted on March 24, 2019, in 2019.

Feb 16, 2019 – 250 Sword Ferns Planted in Springbrook Park

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Over 20 neighbors and friends planted 250 Sword Ferns in Springbrook Park Saturday morning. The native ferns were planted in an hour and a half. The rain waited until we were done.

Thanks to all the families and their children who worked so hard for this occasion. Special thanks to Tom Bland for managing this project with our Parks folks, and to Laura Tanz and Anne Lider from our board for their efforts.

November 17, 2018 – Sword Fern Planting Work Party


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!

October 27, 2018 – Fern Planting Work Party

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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.

September 28, 2018 – Preschool Walk

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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.

August 30, 2018 – Track Team Repairs Trails in Springbrook Park

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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.

May 19, 2018 – Invasives Cleanup

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.

April 21, 2018 – Weed Cleanup!

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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.