Volunteers will gather in Battle Ground on Saturday, March 14 to dig a hole, plant a tree, and do it again – all in an effort to restore the habitat at Hidden Glen, an open space park located along Battle Ground’s Woodin Creek. The creek serves as a tributary to Salmon Creek that flows west to Lake River into the Columbia River.
The volunteer planting event is part of the larger Woodin Creek restoration project led by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership. The project is funded by a grant from the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board to restore local habitat, protect its ecosystems, and engage the community in sustaining local waterways that lead to the Columbia River.
Hidden Glen open space park is located just east of South Parkway. Restoration efforts began last year with the removal of invasive species - primarily blackberry – from the park. The planting of native species is the next phase of the project to support the health and sustainability of Woodin Creek that flows through the park.
The volunteer planting will take place on Saturday, March 14 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Those interested in volunteering will find detailed information and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dig-it-plant-it-do-it-again-woodin-creek-volunteer-planting-tickets-83923967847.