Portland State Students and East Columbia Neighborhood Residents banded together to plant 220 native plants and shovel 120 cubic feet of clay, mud and decomposing plant material.
On March 23rd, 2013 twelve volunteers joined the Blue Heron Wetland Restoration Project in rehabilitating the Blue Heron Wetlands. Since the summer of 2010, large piles of the invasive plant, aquatic primrose had been contained and rotting underneath large plastic tarps from the mechanical removal carried out by the Multnomah County Drainage District. It was on this volunteer day that the tarps were removed and 25 different species of native herbs and shrubs were planted on the exposed soil to renaturalize the disturbed area.
The East Columbia Neighborhood Association would like to thank all those that attended the 2013 BHW Volunteer Day and look forward to making this an annual event!