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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to the 20 neighbors who planted 250 native trees and ferns in Springbrook Park Saturday morning Feb 13 from 9-11. We had folks from all over Lake Oswego including two PSU students working on their environmental degree. Great time to connect with neighbors and create a legacy in our urban forest.