Invasive Species Removal

Students from the now defunct Rosi Hinton Program (David Douglas District) worked on a project of adopting a small plot of land within Tryon Creek State Park in an effort to remove invasive species while learning about native plant species. Students committed to attend a minimum of four Saturday morning trips to the park in order to receive service-learning credit. The program began with an exploratory 2.5 mile hike in order to build a solid foundation of knowledge on the various species of flora and fauna native to the area. Students worked hard in removing invasive species, such as English Ivy all along the West Horse Loop. Students were excited to witness the scenery change with the seasons and to contribute a valuable service to such a beautiful area in Portland.