Volunteers will gather in Battle Ground on Saturday, February 26th and March 19th 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 Washington Department of Ecology to restore local habitats, 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 in 2019 with the removal of invasive species - primarily blackberry – from the park. Volunteers continued the project in 2020, planting over 1,000 native species to support the health and sustainability of Woodin Creek that flows through the park.
This year volunteers have the opportunity to plant over 3,000 more plants in Hidden Glen Park! If you are interested in getting your hands dirty, cleaning this local waterway, join Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership on Saturday, February 26th and/or March 19th between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Those interested in volunteering may find detailed information and registration at:
Saturday, February 26th, 9AM – Noon https://hiddenglenplantingfeb26th.eventbrite.com
Saturday, March 19th, 9AM – Noon https://hiddenglenplantingmarch19.eventbrite.com