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Help plan Savanna nature playground

The community is invited to the White Oak Savanna Park Nature Playground Design Workshop Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Willamette Primary School.

Co-hosted by the Willamette Primary School 5th grade class of Katy Tibbs and Tina Allahverdian, all kids at the workshop will be given the opportunity to take part in this hands-on design process. Design work stations will include:

n Loose Parts Building

n Water Play

n Model Building

A presentation at 9 a.m. from Learning Landscapes will be followed with discussion and interactive design stations starting at 9:30 am.

For more information, contact 503-557-4700.

Rare redwood added to McClean grounds

Friends of McLean Park and House celebrated Oregon’s 157th birthday Feb. 14 with the planting of a Dawn Redwood on the estate grounds. Six different community groups were represented as West Linn Mayor Russ Axelrod participated in the dedication of the tree and reading of a memorial poem. The West Linn Garden Club donated the tree in recognition of its 100th year. Refreshments were served and toasts offered to the long life of the new tree and renewed community efforts. For more information about the opportunities to become involved at the McLean Park and House, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us at facebook.com/mcleanhouse.