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North Clackamas, Oregon City watershed councils to host Dec. 9 sale at McLoughlin Plaza

The North Clackamas Urban and Greater Oregon City Watershed Councils are teaming up to sell live and cut Christmas trees from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the McLoughlin Plaza, 16240 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

Organizers are encouraging the public to arrive early to pick out a tree, as these approximately 6-foot cut noble firs won't last long. The live trees will be in 2- or 3-gallon nursery containers, suitable for smaller homes or table tops.

"The sale gives the two councils the chance to work together in the community on watershed health messaging," said Terry Gibson, past NCUWC board chair.

GOCWC Secretary Sarah Miller, whose family is donating the unshorn noble-fir trees, said: "The opportunity to combine holiday spirit and support watershed health through this fundraiser was very rewarding last year. We hope to reach even more people this year through this combined council partnership."

If you would like to purchase and donate a tree to a family in need, contact Rita Baker at 503-427-0439. In Oregon City, Stone Creek Christian Church's food pantry again will distribute the trees to people in need this year.

"Giving a beautiful Christmas tree is a way to brighten up the holidays for people who are less fortunate," Baker said.

Cut trees will sell for $20, and everyone is encouraged to contact the watershed councils to reserve their tree at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Live trees in containers will be priced downward from $20 according to size. Final selection of each tree will occur at the point of sale.

For additional information about this project, contact Andrew Collins-Anderson at 503-550-9282 or Rita Baker at 503- 427-0439. For additional information about the North Urban Clackamas Watersheds Council, go to ncuwc.org. Visit the Greater Oregon City Watershed Council at gocwc.org or look them up on Facebook.

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