Leach Botanical Garden (outer southeast) – Botany surveys
Date TBD within the next few weeks – contact JoAnn with schedule questions
Join Leach Botanical Garden to conduct botany surveys in an area that is to be ecologically enhanced in the coming year! Leach Botanical Garden is enhancing 4.5 acres to incorporate more native habitat along Johnson Creek as part of an ongoing educational program. Fieldwork will include scientific surveys of existing plants and animals, with the goal of assessing and analyzing change before and after habitat enhancement. Multi-year research will provide high-level educational and community science opportunities to all ages, with an emphasis on youth and adults from historically marginalized communities assisting with planning and execution of the project in the near and long term - creating awareness and connection to a significant restorative green space. Partners include Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Blueprint Foundation, Wisdom of the Elders, David Douglas High School Science Department and Lent K-8 School. Before proceeding with the habitat enhancement and monitoring project we need to collect baseline plant data, so we are seeking trained folks to do plant transects as soon as possible in this year’s one-acre plot. In the spring, the students will have participated in training workshops and will be able to take a leading role in conducting these survey transects.
- Meet at Leach Botanical Garden,6704 SE 122nd Avenue
- Tri-Met lines #73 or #10
- Contact JoAnn Vrilakas if you are interested in participating at JVrilakas@LeachGarden.org or 503-823-1671.