On Saturday, January 20, volunteers will turn out to remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs at Columbia Children’s Arboretum, 10040 N.E. Sixth Dr. Jenny Bedell-Stiles, Friends of Trees volunteer outreach manager, said among the invasive species to be removed are Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy.
Among those collaborating in the event will be Portland Parks & Recreation, Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Friends of the Columbia Children’s Arboretum, with support from the Port of Portland and East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. One of the groups providing volunteers is East Portland Rotary. Bedell-Stiles said, “Our objective is to restore a part of one of Northeast Portland’s hidden gems.”