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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.

April 7 & 13, 2018 – Preschool Nature Walks

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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.

March 23, 2018 – Community Service Day

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.

This entry was posted on March 23, 2018, in 2018.

February 24,2018 – Restoration Plantings and Ivy Clean-up

Feb 24 2018 Restoration Planting

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!

This entry was posted on February 24, 2018, in 2018.