Stewardship

stwertshipWe engage people through outreach, education and hands-on restoration to explore the role that wetlands play in the health and livability of their community, including thriving wildlife populations. Through the enhancement of our wetlands we are continually learning, experimenting and adapting— to best understand how our wetlands can thrive as conditions change. In collaboration with partners, we educate the public about the values of wetlands, water resource conservation and restoration. We collect and share the stories of Oregon’s greatest wetlands, inviting people of all ages and parts of Oregon to participate.

Stories of Stewardship

New Turtle Nesting Site at Nyberg

The waters have finally receded at our Nyberg Wetland Preserve to allow Megan Garvey, TWC Urban Land Steward and volunteers to start working on our Western Pond turtle habitat enhancement…

Northwestern Salamander egg mass

Finding Frogs and Salamanders: Amphibian Monitoring 2017

January 21st kicked off our 2017 Amphibian Monitoring trainings in partnership with Metro, Clean Water Services and Tualatin Hills Parks & Rec. Over the next two months, citizen science volunteers…

giving tuesday

What Feels Important Today

Celebrating the real on #GivingTuesday November 29th. How do we capture the hearts and minds of our community? This is the question we “non-profiters” are always thinking about, especially when…

Wetlands & Wellies 2016

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 Wolf…

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…

A New Tradition, Westwind Reflections

On a very rainy Friday in late February, 65 people stood staring up at me as I made some final announcements from the back of a truck.  The trees were dripping…

Volunteer Greenhouse Work Party in Coos Bay Area

The Coos Watershed Association is partnering with a local girl scout to transform an old calving barn into a greenhouse on Matson Creek Wetland Preserve.  The space is already within…

Restoration of Matson Creek

        November 2015 As the rains have reluctantly reached the Oregon coast planting of trees and shrubs along the newly re-meandered Matson Creek main-stem and north fork…

Art Contest: Transform our bamboo fish into something useful and beautiful!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Calling all artists! We are hosting an art contest with Portland’s ADX (Art Design Portland) to transform 288 bamboo fish into a marketable product that expresses TWC’s mission to…

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…