This event is two years in the making; getting the county permits and permission from neighbors to make this change a real positive move forward. Lori is a super star in my book! Bosky Dell Natives is located in West Linn, OR ...Highy recommended.
Working with VOLUNTEERS, BOSKY DELL NATIVES, WATER ENVIRONMENT SERVICES, SWMMACC, SOLV, and JUDY BLUE HORSE SKELTON
[size=14pt]We really need your help for this project! We will be restoring the ditch that runs from Bosky Dell Lane to the Fields Creek Bridge on the downhill side. This project is designed to be a demonstration of how important ditches are. They act as a channel to divert water and direct it downhill to our streams and rivers. I want to bring awareness as to how much ditches can and do help with keeping our rivers clean by trapping sedimentation and impurities that travel downhill, off the pavement with the rain. We want to plant this ditch with lots of sedges, rushes, ferns and wildflowers. The idea is that it will be beneficial to wildlife, beautiful for people to see as they drive down the road, protect fish and wildlife, and help clean up our rivers and streams. These plants have a big job ahead of them to trap all of these impurities and protect the streams and rivers. With years of filtering and collecting debris, the lower end of the ditch may need to be scooped out and replanted to enable it to continue to cleanse the water path. If this needs to be done, it's just a good indicator as to how beneficial the plants were in protecting the stream. I hope that this ditch project will educate the public and inspire others to do what they can, with ditches everywhere. Phase 1 will be the removal of invasive species, while phase 2 (this fall) will be a follow up removal of invasive species that snuck back in, and planting the ditch. DON'T DITCH THE DITCH. Please help in any way if you can! We will be serving some snacks and at the end of the party we will be giving thanks for the opportunity to restore the ditch. Please show up in comfortable clothes you can work in and get dirty, and please call me at 503-638-5945 if you have any questions. It is volunteers like you that help us keep our rivers and streams healthy and clean![/size]
23311 SW Bosky Dell Lane
West Linn, Oregon
(LOCATED AT THE END OF BOSKY DELL, WE ARE NOT THE NURSEY AT THE INTERSECTION OF BOSKY DELL AND BORLAND)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
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