Friends of Trees is hosting a tree planting event in Durham on Saturday and is looking for volunteers to help plant 600 trees along Fanno Creek.

The trees will be planted in Durham City Park along the creek, which Friends of Trees says will help restore the creek’s greenway.

The event is sponsored by Oregon Soap Company and is in partnership with the city of Durham and Clean Water Services.

“We’ll be planting native trees and shrubs to help stabilize the banks of Fanno Creek and improve water quality for fish and wildlife,” said Logan Lauvray, green space initiative manager for Friends of Trees.

Everyone is welcome at the family-friendly event starting at 8:45 a.m.

The planting will last until 1 p.m.

Gloves, tools and breakfast snacks will be provided, but organizers say volunteers should come dressed for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.

Fanno Creek is a fish-bearing stream that flows through Durham City Park before its confluence with the Tualatin River.

For the past four years, Friends of Trees has partnered with the city of Durham and Clean Water Services to restore a natural river greenway in the park.

Durham City Park is located at 17085 S.W. Arkenstone Drive.

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