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

We are being INVADED!

As spring transitions to summer and our gardens are in full bloom, it is a good time to take stock and make sure you aren’t accidently growing some of Oregon’s…

The ‘SEEDs’ of Change

After two years of volunteering with TWC, Mt Hood Community College SEED (Scholarships for Education and Economic Development) students are returning to their home countries. These students, from around the…

Thank you spring 2015 volunteers!

This spring, one hundred and thirty volunteers helped plant 3,850 native trees and shrubs including pacific willow, elderberry, ninebark, and thimbleberry. Our volunteers were as busy as beavers removing mats…

8th grade scientists in Coos Bay love their amphibians

Master Watershed Stewards from Marshfield High School spent two afternoons this winter learning about amphibians and being trained to identify and monitor their presence based on adults and egg masses surveyed in…

Old Christmas trees provide habitat for juvenile salmon

The Wetlands Conservancy teams up with local fishing groups and ODFW to help juvenile salmon and steelhead. Toledo, Oregon- 2/22/2015 After a record breaking year for salmon returns, local fishermen…

Native planting season has launched!

February 7, 2015 was our very first planting day of the year!  We partnered with the City of Tualatin for a great productive work day.  About 400 live stakes of red osier…

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands for our Future

World Wetlands Day commemorates the ‘Convention of Wetlands’ an international intergovernmental treaty that was established on February 2, 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar.  The treaty was created in…

TWC Launches Urban Preserve Report Card Project

Last spring a beaver dam at our Hedges Creek Preserve (Tualatin) was breached by vandals, resulting in water levels dropping by a few feet in the beaver pond above.

Paddle Raise Nets $10,000 for Central Coast Conservation

Oregon’s coastal wetlands, estuaries and forest lands are some of the most threatened, landscapes in the state. These fragile areas provide critical habitat to many of Oregon’s most threatened and…

The Sustainable Planet

For three decades The Wetlands Conservancy has been protecting wetlands around Oregon.  Watch to better understand how these important ecosystems are connected to your favorite sea foods.