Graham Oaks on film
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From its history to its restoration, Graham Oaks Nature Park makes a compelling story. Experience the transformation of Metro's newest regional park in four short videos.
A trip back in time
Learn about the history of Graham Oaks with Clackamas County Commissioner Charlotte Lehan, whose ancestors farmed this land. A landfill, a golf course and a women's prison were among the proposals for the site over the years but, as Lehan says, "Now it belongs to everyone."
Restoring the landscape
Go behind the scenes with Metro's science team as young oak trees are planted at the future Graham Oaks Nature Park. By the time the trees grow up, the grandchildren and great grandchildren of today's visitors will be trekking through the park.
The roots of Graham Oaks
Most visitors to Graham Oaks probably don't know about Metro's Native Plant Center, which provided many of the new plantings that will transform the landscape over generations. Learn about the volunteers and staff who made it happen.
What an oak can tell you
With a Metro scientist as your guide, see what you can glean by inspecting the old oaks at Graham Oaks. A large old oak can produce 20 pounds of acorns in a good year, and provide habitat for more than 200 species.