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Murray Creek Service Project

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Murray Creek Service Project

Volunteers are needed!

What:  Planting native trees and shrubs and weed removal along Murray Creek

When:  Saturday, October 1st, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Where:  Camp Murray

Why:  Murray Creek, which begins in a wetland on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and flows west towards Camp Murray, is the only surface water input into American Lake. Therefore, it provides the only spawning habitat for the lake’s kokanee salmon population (landlocked sockeye). In recent years, Murray Creek experienced low flows due to reed canary grass filling in the channel. To reduce the reed canary grass Camp Murray and Pierce Conservation District are planting trees and shrubs to shade the grass out. This planting is an important step in improving the health of Murray Creek.

This is a great opportunity for those Scouts and Scouters working on their Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.  This fulfills requirement #4 "Participate in an outdoor ethics activity facilitated by a person who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course or is a BSA outdoor ethics trainer or master."

Download the flyer for this project here.

Please contact Lee Perez the Pacific Harbors Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate at 757-272-7921 or e-mail at and let him know how many Scouts and Scouters want to volunteer to help.  Lee will need to get a headcount to the organizers of this event.


Earlier Event: September 23
Order of the Arrow Ordeal Weekend
Later Event: October 1
Painting Party at Camp Thunderbird