Category Archives: Stories

A Cleaner Clackamas River

The Carli Creek project is a water quality facility on a 15 acre-patch of land in unincorporated Clackamas County wedged between industrial properties and the Clackamas River. Named after the family that once owned and farmed the land for generations, Carli Creek is the repository for much of the stormwater runoff that drains from the

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Maker’s Mark Honors Esther with a Drink

It’s not often you have a drink made in honor of who you are and what you represent.  On International Women’s Day, Maker’s Mark hosted an evening to celebrate women and Maker’s Mark, Margie Samuels. Kari Ann Graczyk  of Mother’s Bistro created “Brain Food”, a cocktail with Maker’s Mark bourbon, lemon juice, walnut bitters and a fish

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Thank You SHUCK!

For a second year, Portland oyster lovers, make Shuck Portland an incredible success!  Through slurping, eating, drinking and purchase of Shuck merchandise and raffle tickets more than $10,000 was raised! The funds will support TWC’s work with The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Oregon Oysters Farms to improve  Poole Slough estuary habitat that supports

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Highlights of the 2019 Central Coast Tour

The interconnections of wetlands with forests, streams and estuaries were ably demonstrated by conservationists and landowners during a tour of the Beaver Creek and Yaquina River watersheds.  Led by TWC’s Esther Lev and Paul Englemeyer, an entourage of a dozen friends of TWC visited multiple wetland, upland and estuary sites that were in various stages

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Can You Deceive a Beaver? Sometimes!!

There is a lot of talk right now about living with beaver in urban landscapes.  Beavers are helping to store water in drought times and build habitat for many of our critical species in our cities.   But beavers are not always good neighbors to our human built community, especially when they build dams in or

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