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Touring Collins Sanctuary

February 8, 2010

This past Saturday morning, Nick toured Collins Sanctuary, recently purchased by Metro, in Forest Park.

The Collins Sanctuary, over 80 acres of natural space, was donated to the Oregon Parks Foundation (OPF) by the Collins Family Foundation in 1976. Metro purchased the land from OPF in 2008 and began the intensive work to remove invasive species and restore the Sanctuary's native plants.

Also touring the site were Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder and Metro President David Bragdon.

Metro is partnering with Friends of Trees to fully restore the Sanctuary.