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County celebrates Earth Day 2013

by: PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI -  Martin Small, left, Lloyd Peterson and Tom Hill, members of Willamette View€sˇÃ„ôs Green Team, attacked a stand of blackberries at Milwaukie's Riverfront Park.Volunteers fanned out all over Clackamas County last Saturday, April 20, to celebrate Earth Day.

Oregon City’s Historic District was a-buzz with activities as workers planted flowers and removed invasives, such as ivy and blackberries.

by: PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Jacob Sumner, 15, and Mohammed Zaidan, 16, both members of Oregon City High School's JROTC program, removed weeds outside of Gladstone City Hall.In Gladstone, Oregon City High School students, most of them representing the high school’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program, worked around the Gladstone City Hall, the Gladstone Senior Center and along McLoughlin Boulevard, tidying up the area.

Numerous work parties in Milwaukie saw volunteers cleaning up the downtown area, at Oak Grove Elementary School, along the Trolley Trail and below Milwaukie Presbyterian Church, along Kellogg Creek.

And, the Green Team, a group of volunteers from Willamette View, worked with JoAnn Herrigel, parks and sustainability director for the city of Milwaukie, removing invasive plants from Riverside Park.

by: PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Supporters of the Oregon City Tateshina Sister City Committee share a laugh while tidying up the Peace Garden near the Pioneer Community Center.




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