Employees of the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) volunteered their time Saturday to remove non-native invasive plants along Mill Creek between Summer and Winter Streets.
To commemorate Oregon's 150th birthday in 2009. Gov. Kulongoski has asked state agencies to participate in a statewide “Take Care of Oregon” (TCO) effort. DSL's project focus, organized by Wetland Specialist Jevra Brown, is to remove invasive plant species along the south bank of the creek, and to replant with native species next spring.
Gov. (below right) and first lady Mary Oberst (center) also contributed to the effort with a little guidance from Jevra.