Gorge Trail #400 Native Planting

Gorge Trail #400 Native Planting
Volunteers planting native vegetation at a stewardship work party on the Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail ( Friends' archive)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Trail #400

Join Friends' stewardship volunteer coordinator, Mika Barrett and Oregon State Parks to plant native trees and shrubs.

This planting project is located adjacent to the Gorge Trail #400 and Historic Highway State Trail, both of which were affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Volunteers will plant native shrubs on a grassy patch that separates the trails from highway I-84 to improve screening for trail users and increase the density of native vegetation. We will plant over 1,100 native trees and shrubs at this location over a course of three work parties. Some of the native species include: Western redcedar, willows, douglas spirea, and mock orange. Please note, due to the close proximity to the highway, this site can be pretty noisy.

What to Bring: 
  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
(Gloves and tools are provided)

  • 10:00 a.m. - Meet together for introductions and the safety talk
  • 10:15 a.m. - Carpool to planting site
  • 10:30 a.m. -  Planting project begins
  • 12:00 noon. - Lunch break
  • 12:30 p.m.  - Planting project continues
  • 2:00 p.m. - Work party concludes

  • *Registration is a two-step process*

    1. Click "+Add" to complete a separate ticket for each person in your party.

    2. On 2nd page, click the bubble next to the main contact’s name (to autofill the information). This person will receive the confirmation email.

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