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Clackamas River Basin Council will organize socially distanced event in Estacada on Saturday, March 20

COURTESY PHOTO: CLACKAMAS RIVER BASIN COUNCIL - Many trees burned as a result of the Riverside Fire near Estacada.

Community members can add greenery to a property that was burned in the Riverside Fire in an upcoming event organized by the Clackamas River Basin Council.

On Saturday, March 20, the council will invite 20 people to plant 200 potted plants at an Estacada property that was impacted by the 138,000-acre wildfire last fall.

Since the launch of the Replant the Riverside program in November, the council has replanted at multiple locations with hired crews.

"At the beginning of the event, we will share a few words to commemorate our work to Replant the Riverside and heal as a community, then we will do a brief training for how to plant these plants, then set out and plant them spaced 3-6 feet apart," the organization's website stated about the March 20 gathering.

The event is limited to the first 20 participants to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Attendees should wear face masks and remain 6 feet apart from those who are not part of their household.

To sign up, visit

Through donations, the Clackamas River Basin Council has raised $18,00 for the Replant the Riverside project, which will provide 5,000 trees to jump-start the recovery of the burned riparian areas.

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