The Chronicle -

By Aliya Hall
Springfield correspondent 

Stream Team helps clean Springfield's rivers


July 18, 2019

Photos Provided/Meghan Murphy

Volunteers remove invasive teasel along Springfield's Mill Race.

Outdoor enthusiast Terry Keene said every time he walks his dog down the McKenzie river, he always carries a grocery sack to pick up trash.

"I feel real ownership of public land," he said. "I feel every citizen should feel ownership for public land and spaces and do their share. When walking there at least I'm contributing something for the use of public lands."

Keene is involved in multiple volunteering organizations. From the forest service to a native grasses conservation plot to Springfield's Stream Team. The organization cleans up litter, removes invasive plants and plants native vege...

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