Springwater Corridor Ecology Project

Project Description

The Springwater Ecology Project aims to increase experiential learning opportunities for underserved students of Lent Elementary while simultaneously improving the habitat of the Springwater Corridor and Johnson Creek. Over two years, the fourth and fifth grade students will investigate their local ecology and then apply their newfound ecological knowledge toward the restoration of the Johnson Creek Watershed along the Springwater Corridor.

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Multnomah County, OR
Project Size:
  • 0.85 acres

Project Sites

  • Foster Crossing
  • Lent Grade School
  • Native Planting

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission
    Ecology Education & Habitat Restoration

Primary Goals:

  • Deliver 144 ecology education lessons to fourth and fifth grade students at Lent Grade School.
    Progress: Complete.
  • Facilitate student-led creation of a Rain Garden on school grounds.
    Progress: Complete.
  • Plant 6,000 native plant species and spread 400 yards of mulch along the Springwater Corridor.
    Progress: 4,500 native plants were planted and 675 yards of mulch were spread.

Consistent With Plans:

  • Watershed Plan
    Johnson Creek Watershed Council greater watershed plan.

Targeted Habitats:

  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
    • Lowland Riparian Forests and Shrublands
      • Interior Lowland and Foothill Riparian Woodland and Shrubland

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Education Ongoing Management 2011 2015
Control invasive plants Ongoing Management 2011 2015
Native Plantings as well


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? Yes

Monitoring Activities
LSHRP is monitoring and maintaining planting sites for the next two years. ECO is continuing to work with Lent Grade School students for the next two years.

Quick Facts

Owning Organization


Managing Organization

Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO)
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

Bethany Thomas

General Information

Project #: 217738
Last Updated: August 29, 2013

Project Relations


East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
Lents Springwater Habitat Restoration Project
Portland Parks and Recreation


ECO Website, Info on Project for 2013-2015
Photos of Springwater Corridor Planting Locations & Lent Rain Garden Progression

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