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Reed College Fall Canyon Day Saturday, October 9

TITLE: Reed College Canyon Day, Fall 2004

WHAT: The public is invited to join Reed College students, faculty, staff, and neighbors help restore the native plant habitat and enhance water quality at the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek. Participants will assist in removing invasive species and planting native trees and shrubs.

Tools, training, food, and fun will be provided; bring gloves if you have them, and dress for the weather.


9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 9


Reed Canyon, Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland
Meet west of Reed Waterfall, near the lower creek.

COST: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed canyon website at or, for information on upcoming canyon days, e-mail or call 503/572-8636.For media information, or to arrange for camera opportunities, please contact Beth Sorensen at 503/777-7574 or at

About the Reed Canyon
The Reed Canyon provides 21 acres of high quality wildlife habitat in the midst of the city and has been identified in the Johnson Creek Basin Protection Plan as "the only naturally occurring pond (or lake) remaining in the inner-city area." Currently, Reed College is currently in the middle of two large-scale projects to restore the canyon area and enhance wildlife habitat. One project is the construction of a fish ladder that will reconnect the lake and the lower creek. The other project is the removal of invasive weeds and the restoration of native vegetation in the canyon. To learn more about the canyon restoration project, please visit the canyon restoration website at

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Reed College
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