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Volunteer Event in the Columbia River Gorge

April 20, 2019

Coordinator: Mika Barrett

Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge stewardship volunteer coordinator (and SAC member!) Mika Barrett to combat the spread of invasive plants in the Gorge. SAC volunteers will contribute to a larger restoration project that was started in spring 2018 as a response to the Eagle Creek fire. We will spend the day removing the invasive plant, herb Robert to protect the neighboring wildflowers that are endemic to the Columbia Gorge.

Herb Robert poses a threat to the forest understory and to plant diversity. It is capable of growing under a full, closed canopy and especially likes disturbed soils. We are finding an abundance of this species on some of the Eagle Creek fire-affected trails.

No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided.

We are restricted to a limited number of volunteers due to working in a fire-closure area. As a result, we are unable to accommodate folks without prior registration.

The meeting location is currently TBD due to the fire-closure. Mika will be in contact with volunteers prior to the event.

Please contact Mika Barrett for any questions:

Signed Up: 11
Maximum Allowed: 11
Required Equipment (each participant): Lunch and plenty of water, Sturdy hiking boots, Rain jacket and pants, Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather, A pack to carry your personal gear, A smile and the excitement to learn new skills and hang with awesome people!, (Gloves and tools are provided),
Optional Equipment (each participant): Gaiters ,
Not Required: Technical climbing gear
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Ben says:
I feel a WEED!

Mika (leader) says:
Haha. I just spoke to Oregon State Parks about our project and there may be a need to drill anchors above a steep slope so the Parks dept can later get to a precarious section to do weed treatments. Anyone have experience with establishing sport routes? More details on the specific project to come. I will also send participants driving directions/ what to bring, etc

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