Wetlands clean and recharge our water supply, provide critical fish and wildlife habitat,
and protect our communities from floods. They are some of the most biologically rich and productive lands in Oregon. Learn how The Wetlands Conservancy is conserving these important places.

conserve

Promoting community and private partnerships to permanently protect and conserve Oregon’s greatest wetlands.

collaborate

Building strategies to support conservation while nurturing community stewardship, restoration and acquisition of land.

stewardship

Inspiring people to explore how wetlands play a vital role in their everyday lives.

Current Stories

Volunteer Trail Clearing at Apache Bluff

This summer, with the help of volunteer outreach coordinator extraordinaire, Alicia Heitzman, 13 people gathered together to clear the community trail at the Apache Bluff wetland preserve in Tualatin. We were able to clear large, heavy fallen trees off the trail, spiky invasive blackberries, and thick invasive grasses. We are 60 meters closer to a fully

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Green herons are nesting!

Everyone knows the story of the phoenix, a bird that dies or is burned but then rises again from the ashes. It is one of the best known bird myths of the western world. But did you know that the Egyptian hieroglyph for the bird appears to be a heron or egret? What luck to

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