Category Archives: Stories

Milkweed & Monarchs, Notes from the Field

Over the course of the past two years, TWC neighbor and avid volunteer Sue Reed planted 8 milkweed plants at  our Nyberg Wetland Preserve. Sue chose to plant the beautiful plant with showy flowers to help support monarch butterfly habitat. Well known for their long-distance seasonal migration and winter gatherings in Mexico and California, the

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Wetlands & Wellies 2016

Be sure to check out our 2017 event! We hope you join us October 7th for another lovely evening celebrating Oregon’s wetlands!         Thank you to our sponsors, chefs, brewers, vintners and distillers for making Wetlands & Wellies 2016 such a successful event. Sponsors Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture The Boeing Company

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Living Legends: Jack Broome & Althea Pratt

By Larry McClure, Tualatin Life Behind the big hedge next to the WES station you can barely see Tualatin’s only building on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1858 Sweek House. John and Maria Sweek and descendants made a permanent mark on early city history.  But it is two residents in this remarkable house

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Beautiful Evening + Community = Great Stories of Watershed Health

Last month, twenty Kellogg Creek neighbors joined The Wetlands Conservancy and The North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council (NCUWC) for a summer evening potluck. The picturesque, streamside Cavalier HOA park in Milwaukie provided the background for a night of storytelling. Long-time residents and watershed newcomers shared their overall appreciation of the place they all call home

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