Volunteers needed to celebrate and 'green up' the Rock Creek Watershed on March 12

From: Gari Johnson, Clackamas County Water Environment Services, 503-742-4631

Media and Interested Parties

Registration is now open for the Rock Creek Partnership's popular annual Rock Creek Watershed Wide Event and work party, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Galaxy Barn at Pendarvis Farm, the site of the renowned Pickathon Music Festival.

Volunteers are invited to plant a hedgerow of native trees and shrubs at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley that will help improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, attract pollinators, and help the watershed overall.

This fun, family-friendly event features live music by local musicians, breakfast, lunch and raffle prizes. Volunteers are requested to wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and arrive by 8:30 a.m. to complete registration and be assigned to a crew. Tools, plants, gloves and know-how will be provided.

The Rock Creek Partnership is a collaborative effort between Clackamas River Basin Council, Friends of Trees, and SOLVE and is supported with funding from Clackamas County Water Environment Services to improve watershed health in Clackamas County Service District No. 1.

Pendarvis Farm is located at 16581 SE Hagen Road in Happy Valley. Learn more about the Rock Creek Partnership and preregister for the event at www.RockCreekPartnership.org.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Community Relations Specialist Gari Johnson at 503-742-4631.