Volunteers removed invasive species like wild blackberry bushes to support neighborhood green space

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Volunteer Alyssa Felix helps with the composting at Nadaka Nature Parks Community Garden. Neighbors of all ages came together on Earth Day weekend to help cleanup up Nadaka Nature Park.

The group of about 30 volunteers met Saturday morning, April 21, at the park, 17615 N.E. Glisan St., to help remove invasive species from its 10-acre forested section during the "SOLVE it for Earth Day Cleanup." They also engaged in mulching projects in the front part of the park and worked in the community garden.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Two young volunteers, 8-year-old Lucian, middle, and his 3-year-old sister Vivian, helped during the cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park alongside the rest of their family."We couldn't do this without the support of volunteers, so we are so thankful for everyone who came today to help," said Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park coordinator.

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