Columbia County Slough Birding

Join Marilyn Abend, Karen Chaivoe, and Dena Turner for birding in the Columbia County Slough and Water Treatment Plants.  We will look for spring migrating birds who just arrived singing and settling into their breeding territories.  Meet at the parking lot on the Sauvie Islandside of the Sauvie Island bridge.  Please plan to carpool and

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Tillamook Bay Birding with Audubon

Meet leaders Dick Demarest and Ken Chamberlain at the Safeway Store parking lot at the corner of 4th St and Stillwell Ave in Tillamook. We will be looking for Wrentit, shorebirds, raptors, and early spring migrants.  We expect to bird from Barview Jetty to Bayocean Spit. Bring lunch and dress for the weather. Note: due

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Beaver in Gresham

Beaver have been called ecosystem engineers because of their profound ability to manipulate their habitat. By 1900, beaver were nearly trapped out of the Willamette Valley, but today they are making a comeback. With them come many unique benefits and challenges. Join the City of Gresham Natural Resources Program and Greg Lewallen – whose recent

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Into the Fens

The unusual mix of plants found in Gearhart’s Butterfield Fen is no accident. It begins with water: falling from clouds and ultimately percolating up through layers of sediment. It took hundreds of years to create the fen. And like everything else in the coastal landscape, it is in constant, slow flux. Join field ecologist Kathleen

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Naturescaping Basics with EMSWCD

Learn to Naturescape! Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores: pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use how native plants naturally resist

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