Healthy trees, healthy Cities, equals, healthy Communities for Oregonians: OBP will be using provided funds to implement watershed and wildlife enhancement of our community service learning projects for the community.
The restoration of rivers, where we will enhance not only our community but the economic value of Oregon in many ways, by planting trees and green spaces in urban areas provide more than aesthetic benefits. Where there are trees, there are reduced energy costs, decreased stormwater treatment costs, increased property values, increased spending at stores, increased employee satisfaction, and lower healthcare costs through cleaner air and increased recreational opportunities.
Urban streams can be a great tool to filter water, if abundance of flora and fauna is thriving. Native plants and trees, can not only filter but provide a stream canopy that allows a consistent water temperature for native salmonids species. Water from urban streams flow downhill ending cup in our rivers, and then our world's ocean! By plantings trees increases the value of nearby houses, increases tax revenues, supports local businesses, decreases government spending through the natural provision of ecosystem services, decreases the cost of recreation, and creates jobs.
Investing in beaches rivers streams and creeks, as a strategy to lower pollution. Restoration projects will enhance economic value for the city's, community, and beyond. Service learning project will are aimed to focus on engaging high schools, College Students, like Oregon State University students, the community of Albany, and communities within the United States, straighten wildlife habitat, improve public health, strengthened neighborhoods, environmental protection, that will improve the drinking water for over two million people who live downstream, and preservation of natural beauty, all of which makes communities more livable.
Evidence is proven, from academic research and first-hand experience of community leaders and government officials who have found that urban stream restoration protection does not “cost” but rather “pays.”
Gift trees today, trees for gifts, or a memorial tree for planting at your favorite river or stream!
Stream Enhancement Video
Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Gift A Tree, Memorial Tree, Maintenance & Monitoring, Clean Water Projects, Fish Protection, Erosion control. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring.
Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring, Erosion control. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring.
Native Plants we are planting
Pacific Willow - Salix lasiandra
Sitka Willow - Salix sitchensis
Spreading Rush - Juncus patens
Soft Rush - Juncus effusus
Slough Sedge - Carex obnupta
Douglas Spirea - Spiraea douglasii
Red-osier Dogwood - Cornus sericea
Mock Orange - Philadelphus lewisii
Snowberry - Symphoricarpos albus
Black Twinberry - Lonicera involucrata
Red Flowering Currant - Ribes sanguineum