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Invasive Species Pull Event
Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Invasive Himalayan blackberry removal from native trees and shrubs plantings
300 Geary Street NE
Albany, OR 97321
To protect and enhance riparian habitat along Periwinkle Creek and the Willamette River
Gloves, sturdy boots, and long pants
by Thursday, August 16
Co-hosted by Albany Parks & Recreation and Willamette Restoration Volunteers
We are seeking volunteers to help us continue riparian restoration work along Periwinkle Creek and the Willamette River! Join Albany Parks & Recreation and Willamette Restoration Volunteers on Saturday, August 18 at Bowman Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in removing invasive Himalayan blackberry from native shrub and tree plantings that threaten to outcompete them.
This is part of a long-term restoration project involving the collaborative efforts of several partners including Calapooia Watershed Council, South Albany High School Youth Watershed Council, Willamette Restoration Volunteers, Willamette River East Neighborhood, Albany Parks and Recreation in order to improve wildlife and pollinator habitat, control invasive species, improve soil and water quality, prevent erosion, and make the park a more attractive place to visit.
This is a family-friendly event. Volunteers should bring gloves, and wear boots and long pants. Tools, extra gloves, and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!