Leach Botanical Garden volunteer day

Date: February 8, 2023
Categories: Events

 Ben, Grace, and co-founder Tim Brooks made it to Leach Botanical garden today to help the Johnson Creek Watershed Council maintain Leach Botanical Garden:

“Join us in removing invasive weeds from the Leach Botanical Garden! This work helps to create new spaces and supports our collaborative Back 5 educational project. No experience necessary!

The Leach Botanical Garden is a hidden gem in outer SE Portland. Beyond the manicured paths of the garden are several acres of forests and fields which have become overrun by Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, and other invasive weeds. The garden needs your help to become a healthy ecosystem again!”

 –from the event page

Winterbrook led the land use and environmental planning tasks for the Upper Garden Development Project at Leach Botanical Garden. The project team, led by Land Morphology, developed plans for new botanical collections, a new facility entrance, and new buildings including a visitor center, education building and greenhouses. Winterbrook prepared the consolidated Conditional Use, Environmental, Tree and Adjustment application, which was approved in 2017.

Winterbrook Planning (and Tim in particular) has a storied history with Leach–you can read more about our history here.

Learn more about how you can help Leach Botanical Garden here!