SEASIDE - The Necanicum Watershed Council and the North Coast Land Conservancy are inviting the public to join a volunteer planting day on Circle Creek.

The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at 32825 Rippet Lane in Seaside.

Circle Creek is a 364-acre property held by the land conservancy. It contains Sitka spruce swamp, a type of habitat that is growing increasingly rare in Oregon, as well as emergent wetlands on former pastureland.

The land conservancy and the watershed council are working to restore natural habitat in and around Circle Creek, which runs through the property.

The Dec. 6 event will include riparian plantings of native trees and shrubs to improve habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife.

"This is an opportunity for the community to give a gift back to their watershed," said Sarah Newton, a coordinator with the watershed council.

Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring work gloves, lunch and water.

For more information, contact Newton at (503) 717-1458.

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