Milton Creek Riparian Restoration

The Milton Creek Restoration Project worked with nine private landowners to enhance approximately 0.9 miles of Milton Creek by managing non-native vegetation and planting with appropriate native vegetation. The project included removing reed canary grass and other invasive plants along the riparian area, and plating nearly 15,000 native trees and shrubs. A seasonal tributary to Milton Creek was also improved by fencing-off and planting 1000 feet of creek to exclude cattle and reduce sedimentation and elevated temperatures in waters that flow directly into Milton Creek.


The total acreage enhanced by project activities includes about 11 acres of riparian habitat.

After all the plants were installed, seedling protectors were installed along with 60” bamboo stakes to protect the trees from deer and beavers. Plant maintenance and monitoring will continue for several years to assure project success.

More Information

For more information contact the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council at 503-397-7904 or email:


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