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Tap your feet, plant a tree

The Rock Creek Partnership invites volunteers to plant native trees and shrubs at the Clackamas River tributary on Saturday, March 15, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Space is limited at this third annual Watershed Wide event, so preregister soon at www.RockCreekPartnership.org. Or call 503-595-0213.

Volunteers will assemble at Pendarvis Farm, 16581 S.E. Hagen Road in Happy Valley. Some might know that as home to the Pickathon festival. Those who can’t wait for the July festival can listen to live music at the event by bluegrass band Wild Rose Trail, and enjoy breakfast and lunch goodies, and raffle prizes. (No wonder it fills up fast.)

Volunteers will remove invasive vegetation and replace it with native trees and shrubs, adding mulch, at three streamside sites.

The Rock Creek Partnership is a collaboration between Friends of Trees, SOLVE and the Clackmas River Basin Council.

Rock Creek flows into the Clackamas River, which provides drinking water to nearly 400,000 people. So this cleanup will benefit wildlife as well as humans.