Earlier this summer, Nathaniel and I had a crazy goal of visiting every park in Portland. One thing we realized was that there are too many parks in Portland! We also realized that Ross Island is only accessible (legally) if you go as part of a volunteer project. So we signed ourselves up through Portland Parks and Willamette Riverkeeper for a “Planting Party” and held our breath! Last Saturday (the 22nd) was the date. We met up at OMSI and then canoed upstream (south) to Ross Island, where we planted Spiraea, Ash trees, Pacific and another variety of willow, and Red Dogwood. All together we planted over 200 trees and shrubs!
Here’s some photos of the day: