Join us in mulching all of the plants that have gone in during our Watershed Wide Event. Last year with your help we were able to mulch over 1000 plants! Mulch helps the soil around the plant retain more moisture throughout the summer helping them survive the heat!
When: Earth Day (kinda)! Saturday, May 6th, 2023, 9am-12pm
Where: 7th Street Bridge, Gresham (directions below)
What to bring: Bring a filled water bottle and snacks. You’re welcome to bring gloves and tools, if you want to use your own.
What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Bring a raincoat or a hat and sunscreen, as appropriate.
What we provide: Gloves, tools, and instruction on how to safely use tools. We can also provide bus fare to and from the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange bus fare.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an attentive adult. This work is around and near prickly plants and can be challenging for young children. We recommend children ages 12 and up for this type of event.
Health and Safety: We will follow current Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Masks are not required, but encouraged in indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.
Accessibility: This event may require standing or squatting/kneeling for long periods of time, walking over uneven ground, bending and lifting heavy objects. Portable bathrooms are available for this event.
Directions to site:
By Car: Take NW Eastman Parkway South until SW 7th Street. Take left onto SW 7th Avenue. Project site is on the south side of Johnson Creek. Parking is available on both sides of SW 7th Street. The Springwater trail is on the north side of Johnson Creek at this location. The closest address to the site is 685 SW 4th St, Gresham, OR.
Transit: Blue line MAX to Gresham. Take the #82 bus from the Gresham City Hall stop South to SW Eastman and Florence.
For more transit directions, visit https://trimet.org/, or bike or walk from the springwater trail!