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Nature Based Solutions: Portland’s Green Streets

In March the UN published the World Water Report, a 100 page document, showcasing the need to change our normal global water management practices to start to embrace “nature-based solutions” in order to keep up with the demand for fresh water.  “Nature-based solutions” include things like protecting and installing wetlands to soak up flood waters,

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Make a Toast! Painted Turtle Rock and Rye

  Erica and Sebastian Degens of Stone Barn Brandyworks created the perfect cocktail to kick off TWC’s American Wetland Month and Rock…Paper…Turtle celebrations. Grab a friend and visit a wetland, enter the photo contest and top off the day with a Painted Turtle Rock and Rye. Painted Turtle Rock & Rye 2 oz Stonebarn Brandyworks’

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Chewaucan Marshes

For migratory birds, the Upper and Lower (pictured) Chewaucan Marshes in Lake County are one of the most important wetlands in Oregon.  Traditional flood irrigation of ranchers’ hay pastures spreads waters from the Chewaucan River across the historic marshes every spring, providing habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other waterbirds moving north in their annual migration. 

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Behind the Lense: Karl Konecny

Winner of American Wetlands Month Photo Contest for the last two year… Karl Konecny had winning photographs in our 2016 and 2017 American Wetland Month photo contests.   In 2016, his photo of a red-legged frog perched on a mossy rock captured our attention with its vibrant contrasting colors. In 2017, it was a black and

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10 Best Wetlands to Visit in May

You know about salmon, you love to eat oyster and crab, you haven’t seen a river otter but you would like to; you may not know it but you love wetlands! May is American Wetlands Month, which means as Oregonians we have a lot to celebrate. Wetlands are the link between land and water and

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