GreenWorks recently helped the Clackamas County Water Environment Services prepare an application for METRO’s Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grants Program. The requested funds would finance restoration of fish habitat and provide public education improvements along Mt. Scott Creek at North Clackamas Park in Milwaukie. The lower reach of Mt. Scott Creek is important habitat for several juvenile fish species and its location, within a park heavily used by local youth, makes it a great place for environmental education installations. Proposed improvements include:
48,000 square feet of restored and protected riparian forest habitat.
4 large woody debris installations for fish habitat, including approximately 40 logs total.
320 linear feet of streambank stabilization and restoration (within the total 550 lf section).
530 linear feet of decommissioned trail.
50 linear foot pedestrian bridge for ADA access over wetlands.
2 unique and sustainably designed creek overlooks with educational interpretive signs.
1 culvert removal and bank restoration at Camas Creek confluence for fish passage.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed that funding comes through for this exciting project!