Monday, December 6, 2015 turned out to be an alarming day for residents all over the Portland area. The Japanese Garden which sits on Tsuru Island (literally an island) on Johnson Creek was flooded. When the GESCA crew were able to take a closer look at the garden and inspect the plant material along the bottom of the island and on the top surface there is no serious issues that have to be dealt with and the minor ones have been repaired or are on the list for when it dries out some on the slopes — access is not easy.

Probably the most disturbing area is the east portion of the island where the ground underneath the large trees is eroding and exposing the trees. If these trees are not protected, we will lose them causing big problems for Tsuru Island.