OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College is joining with nonprofit SOLVE to host a cleanup at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.
Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 6, to help prep the grounds of the ELC as the college works to restore the Newell Creek headwaters, which bubbles to life on the campus. Newell Creek flows to the Willamette River through the 1,800-acre Newell Creek watershed, the largest intact greenspace in the South Metro area.
At the 5-acre ELC site, visitors can explore trails, discover native plants and wildlife, or just kick back and enjoy the serenity of this hidden treasure.
Newell Creek headwaters will undergo an ambitious redevelopment project that will transform the site into a regionally important outdoor learning laboratory, demonstration project location and natural area that showcases innovations in stormwater management, native habitat restoration and sustainable living practices through a partnership of local agencies and educational institutions.
From 9:30 to 10 a.m., volunteers can learn about the Environmental Learning Center's rich history and the plans for restoration. Then from 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers will help clean up litter and remove invasive plants.
Tools will be provided, but cleanup volunteers need to bring pruners if they have them, gloves, wear boots and dress for the weather. Register at http://www.solveoregon.org/get-involved/event-registration. For more information, contact Renee Harber at firstname.lastname@example.org.