The Wetlands Conservancy is a leader in Oregon wetland conservation. Our mission is to partner with communities across our state in conserving, enhancing and restoring the physical and ecological values of Oregon’s greatest wetlands for current and future generations.
The Wetlands Conservancy Celebrates 40 Years of Wetland Protection
The Wetlands Conservancy is turning 40 this year! We would like to invite you to celebrate our success by participating in an exciting series of events leading up to our major event in May – Wetlands & Wellies!
May – TWC’s 40th Year Celebration
This year, The Wetlands Conservancy will host a month long celebration with events culminating in our annual fundraiser.
May 20th Wetlands & Wellies!
Ready to go on a virtual dig? We’ll join author Langdon Cook and learn how to forage for and prepare a variety of oysters and clams. Learn about our 40 year history, and the work we are doing to protect coastal estuaries in Oregon. Tickets On Sale Now.
May 8th Photography Class with Russell Tomlin
“Beauty in the Ordinary/Developing a Fine Arts Vision for Wetlands Photography.” Nature and fine arts photographer Russell Tomlin will work with participants to pursue their individual visions and aesthetics for artistic expression in wetlands photography. Photography Class Registration
May 23rd World Turtle Day Local Artists & Turtle Experts
Celebrate World Turtle Day with reptilian scientists, live turtles & artists displaying turtle themed art. 11:00am-4:00pm Attend the turtle themed art exhibit as well as the Botanical Art Exhibit in the Lakewood Center Gallery. 2:00-3:00pm Scientists Laura Guderyahn and Ashley Smithers will have live turtles on site to talk about native and invasive turtles in our area. 25% of the turtle art sales given to The Wetlands Conservancy.
Exhibiting Turtle Artists Marta Farris-Metal Sculpture; Emily Miller-Ceramic Hatching Turtles, Sandy Visse-Ceramic Turtles; Candace Wilson-Ceramic Planter Stakes; Jim Wylder-Naked Raku Tiles; Kris Zorko-Handcrafted Books & “Turtle Tales”, the illustrated book by Jan Rimerman will be available for purchase. Turtle Talk begins at 2pm. Turtle Talk & Art Sale Registration
May 27th Panel of Experts on Blue Carbon
Want to learn more about how undisturbed wetlands provide a larger carbon sink than forests? Experts Christopher Januousek, Craig Cornu, & Katriana Poppe, will present on blue carbon, what it is and how it works. This panel will be the ones to ask about all things Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon Discussion Registration
Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands – January 10, 2021
Still looking to purchase the Turtle Tales Book from this year’s event? Purchase one now.
World Water Day – March 22nd
If you missed it, see the event recording of celebrating World Water Day, with a presentation and video from Duncan Berry – The story of life as told by water. View the Event Recording.
International Beaver Day – April 7th
If you missed the presentation by Ben Goldfarb, the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, listen to the recording of the amazing adaptations and capabilities of these natural engineers. Ben’s presentation recording
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About The Wetlands Conservancy:
Since 1981, we have worked in partnership to protect Oregon’s greatest wetlands with these key strategies:
The Wetlands Conservancy is dedicated to the protection and restoration of Oregon’s greatest wetlands.