Farallon Portland Volunteers at Park Restoration Event

February 29, 2016

Staff from Farallon’s Portland office recently took part in a volunteer event supporting the restoration of Kelley Point Park, a popular city park bounded by the Columbia Slough and the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.  The Farallon team got their hands dirty, planting native vegetation and placing mulch in an effort to provide habitat for native creatures and improve water quality.  The rainy Northwest day could not dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic volunteers, who were eager to help improve and protect Northwest habitats for everyone to enjoy.  Farallon’s commitment to the environmental health of our local communities doesn’t depend on the weather.

The volunteer event was organized by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, a 20-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the waterway and region.  The Council sponsors regular stewardship opportunities for local residents to become involved in restoration activities such as invasive species removal, litter collection, native plant introduction, and trail maintenance.  Students of all ages are invited to learn about the ecosystem of the watershed and nearby habitats at informational workshops conducted by the Council.

More information about the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and the Kelley Point Park event is available at http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/363/.