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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 project. Western Pond turtles need open space, near the water, to warm their bodies and then lay their eggs.  In urban areas,  it is especially

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Beaver Monitoring Pilot Gets Started

On the very first hot day of the year, 30 Portland Community College biology students put on their waders and started ducking under bushes, finding pathways through mud and wading through shallow water in search of beaver activity and dams.  These biology students were learning first hand the importance of this keystone species. Beavers create

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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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