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Western Pond Turtles Found at Nyberg

After nearly a year and half of removing reed canary grass our Nyberg wetland finally has some open space!  Reed canary grass, an invasive species, can grow six feet tall and cover every inch of ground.  This makes it impossible for turtles to sun themselves, making the wetland uninhabitable for these important creatures. Last weekend

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A Very Wet Central Coast Tour

Each year as a Wetlands & Wellies auction item, Paul Engelmeyer and Esther Lev offer a tour of TWC’s central coast preserves. The tour is an all-day adventure, touring TWC properties and restoration projects, meeting with land owners, and sharing stories and food with TWC’s coastal partners. This year our eight intrepid attendees embraced the rainy weather

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Intercepting Garbage

Alsea Bay is an important place for many reasons, incredible habitat for shorebirds, Coho and Chinook salmon, crab, eagles and sometimes brown pelicans seen diving for a meal. It is also a place that collects garbage after big storm events.  This is not something anyone would celebrate. However, it means that we have a short

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Cold Chilly Morning for Amphibians

On Sunday morning, I woke up to rain flooding the streets in my neighborhood.  I packed my vehicle full of chest waders, and I drove south on I-5 where I was bombarded by snow.  By the time 10 volunteers showed up to Hedges Creek wetlands in Tualatin, the precipitation had stopped, but the cold air

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