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Help out at Clear Creek MS, online gardening workshops offereed, Corbett veterans breakfast canceled, more

COURTESY PHOTO: ANASTASIYA ROMANOVA FOR UNSPLASH - Help clear invasive blackberries from Clear Creek Middle School grounds Saturday, Nov. 7, so students can use the outdoors for study.

Volunteers needed for school project

Volunteers are needed to remove invasive blackberry canes in the natural area near Clear Creek Middle School. Once the area is cleared, students will use the site for outdoor science education.

The clean-up event is from 12:30–4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at 219 N.E. 219th Ave., Gresham.

Face coverings are required and social distancing will be observed. There will be a public restroom on site.

No experience is necessary. Loppers, heavy-duty leather gloves and training will be provided. Please bring your favorite gloves and tools if you prefer, but be sure they are labeled.

Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes, a long-sleeved shirt and pants to avoid scratches from blackberries. Bring a filled reusable water bottle.

Shred event scheduled in Troutdale

Troutdale community members can bring up to four bags of paper for self-service shredding. The event is from 9 a.m to noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Troutdale Public Works Building, 342 S.W. Fourth St. The event may end earlier if the truck fills up.

Corbett veterans breakfast canceled

Another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic is the annual breakfast honoring veterans organized by the Kiwanis of the Columbia Gorge and held at Corbett School.

"We look forward to seeing you in November of 2021, serving you pancakes, eggs and sausages," the group said. "We give thanks and appreciation to all the men and women for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good."

Online gardening workshops set

East Metro Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a series of free, online gardening workshops.

- Creating an Edible Landscape: 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1; and from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

- Native Plants: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

- Beneficial Insects: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

- Rain Gardens 101: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

For more information, or to register, visit EMSWCD.org/Workshops.


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