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In May, volunteers ripped out asphalt in the college parking lots to make way for the rain gardens.

The Sandy River Watershed Council and Depave seek volunteers to plant new rain gardens and bioswales at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

In May, volunteers ripped out asphalt in the college parking lots to make way for the rain gardens. Two creeks run through the campus, and the effort will clean runoff from the parking lots and improve the watershed. All-ages welcome. Snacks and materials provided Register at https://depave.org/event/mhccplantingparty/.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - The Sandy River Watershed Council estimates 1.6 million gallons of water will be cleaned every year by this project. , Gresham Outlook - News The college is improving conditions for salmon, the watershed and the 1.5 miles of creek on campus  MHCC helping the environment one rain garden at a time

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