Creating a Pollinator Hedgerow
What's a pollinator hedgerow? It's a dense linear planting of flowering shrubs meant to attract our native pollinating insects. We are creating a demonstration pollinator hedgerow at the Matteson Forest and you're invited to help plant it and learn how to create one on your own property. We'll discuss site selection, choosing and sourcing plants, design and maintenance. Then we'll get to work with our shovels.
Children age 10 and up are welcome with a responsible adult. What to bring/wear: long plants, sturdy shoes, gloves, water, a folding chair (optional). All tools and coffee/snacks will be provided.
Directions: Take Hwy 47 north from Gaston, or south from Forest Grove. Take the turnoff for Hagg Lake/Scoggins Valley Rd. Follow Scoggins Valley Rd. past the lumber mill and bypass the park entrance booth. Turn left onto West Shore Drive, to go over the Scoggins Dam. After crossing the Dam, continue on West Shore Drive about two miles and turn left onto SW Hankins Rd. Follow to the end and go through the orange gate, and park as directed.
This event made possible by a Tualatin Watershed Improvement Grant from the Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District.