Springfield’s Stream Team 2019-02-14T13:14:12+00:00

Springfield’s Stream Team

Protecting Springfield’s streams – with your help!

Want to improve Springfield’s waterways and enjoy the outdoors? Join Springfield’s Stream Team and see the impact of your efforts immediately by cleaning up litter, planting native vegetation, and removing invasive plants. Both individuals and service groups are encouraged to volunteer. Gloves, tools and guidance are provided. Projects occur along Springfield’s streams, bioswales and rivers.

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Looking for a volunteer project for your group or company? We can work with you to plan an event around your schedule and interests. Email WaterResources@springfield-or.gov to set up a volunteer opportunity for your group.

Stream Team Volunteer Opportunities

For all cleanups: Water, snacks, tools, and gloves will be provided. Please bring a water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather. Close-toed shoes are required.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019,  12 p.m. to 2 or 3 p.m.

Where: 3289 16th Street, Springfield. Head north on 17th Street, past Vera Drive, to the small semi cul-de-sac. Go through the private drive between the two tan houses. Swale is to the left of the entry driveway, so park anywhere out of the way of vehicles.

What: Planting native wetland plants in Legacy Swale. This swale collects and cleans stormwater runoff from a subdivision before flowing into the McKenzie River. Blackberry has been removed, and now it needs plants!  Please dress for the weather and for planting, closed-toed shoes are required. Shovels, gloves, water, snacks, and coffee will be provided. Please bring a water bottle. The bottom of the swale is flat, however, the sides are sloped. Volunteers will receive a FREE native plant to take home and a pair of gardening gloves!

To volunteer, please fill out and submit the Volunteer Application form below. If you have questions contact Meghan Murphy, mmurphy@springfield-or.gov or 541.744.3385.

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