East and West Waluga Parks are under attack and need your help! English Ivy is creeping up most of the park’s majestic trees and without help, many of them will die. Other invasive plants such as Himalayan Blackberry, Garlic Mustard and Yellow-flag Iris are also spreading throughout the parks.
The Waluga Neighborhood Association (WNA) has formed “Friends of Waluga Park” in an attempt to preserve the park’s trees. The City of Lake Oswego has hired crews to treat the invasive species such as ivy, blackberry and poison oak, but they cannot commit to a timeframe to complete the park due to funding uncertainties. In light of this, Friends of Waluga Park is sponsoring work parties to help remove invasive plants until the park can be treated.
WNA is a firm believer in the importance of this wonderful park to our neighborhood. It provides a place for our children to play and an oasis of natural beauty within walking distance. Additionally, a healthy and beautiful park benefits us all by elevating our property values.
Please consider helping out at future work parties. The trees and habitat we save will live far longer than we will; our work will be an enduring gift to future generations.