Thanks to your generosity, we have raised $18,000 to Replant the Riverside, which will provide for 5000 trees to jumpstart the recovery of some of our burned riparian areas.
We know many of you are excited to help us plant these trees – here are a few updates:
We (the Clackamas River Basin Council) are working with the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District and the Pudding River Watershed Council on a proposal for funds from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to manage the post-fire recovery of key locations within the watershed. If we secure these funds, we will have a better understanding of our capabilities and how best to use the Replant the Riverside funds. We should know more about that by the end of January.
Once we’ve identified the location that would most benefit from planting the trees and shrubs your donations will provide, and we’ve properly coordinated with the landowners, we will schedule a date to invite volunteers to help us plant. We will announce our date/location on our social media accounts and our newsletter – so please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and sign up for our Newsletter:
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We would like to plant a majority of the seedlings by the end of February, as that allows them the best opportunity to establish their roots in the wet season before the ground hardens significantly over the summer. So stay tuned – we will be letting you know soon!
We will also set aside plant species that can be planted later into the Spring to make sure we will have events for volunteers to participate in, if public health guidelines prevent our gathering before the end of the planting window in February-March.
If your property has been damaged by the fires and you have any questions, please get in touch with us! Also, if you have any friends or neighbors who need assistance managing their fire recovery please let us know!