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Ready to get outdoors? Here’s some links to parks and trails that are open around Oregon.

Pacific Northwest Forest Service

Oregon State Parks

Metro Regional Parks
All Metro parks and boat ramps are open. All restrooms are closed. All playground areas are closed.

Portland Parks & Recreation
All parks, natural areas, and trails remain open for use. Please follow ALL public health guidelines and maintain 6 feet of physical distancing with other park and trail users, including PP&R staff who are out working.

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The Wetlands Conservancy engages 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.

Your donation during the Covid 19 pandemic will ensure that The Wetlands Conservancy can continue this important work. Find out about how you can support wetlands  – Please Give!


Stories of Stewardship

From the Board of Directors

The Wetlands Conservancy Board of Directors would like to thank Interim Executive Director Ann Witsil, who has provided exceptional stewarding of The Wetlands Conservancy over the past six months. Her leadership and…

Reflections of Ode to the Tides Newport Opening

It was the picture perfect sunny, warm, no breeze Nye Beach day for The Newport Visual Arts Center opening of Art 363:Representing the Oregon Coast and Ode to the Tides…

2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

The 80th Oregon legislative session was turbulent and challenging for wetland conservation.  While we can’t declare 2019 a victory for wetland and water conservation, with the help of our community and…

Affected Generation

Since fourth grade taking action on climate change has been my passion. Although I am still a Freshman, my climate activism has changed from a simple blog to my co-founded…

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Oregon Wetlands Lost a Beloved Friend and Tireless Advocate, Liz Frenkel

Liz Frenkel died the morning of March 13,  2019. For many years there was an all-too-common phrase repeated by environmental lobbyists and others in the halls of the Oregon state…

Oregon Central Coast Tour

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…

Listening to our Community

It is not often that you get to gather a group of people with no connection to each other, for a conversation, and listen to them talk.  Over the past…

Four volunteers met at our Cedar Mill preserve in Beaverton to walk the wetland in search of beaver dams. Megan Garvey explain the process, route and how to record data.

Photo Story: Beaver Monitoring 2018

As water in our wetlands starts to recede from summer heat, beavers start to get busy, building dams. It is also the time of year when juvenile beavers leave their…

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Student Beaver Believers

Visiting wetlands in the spring can be quite the experience.  Rain, deep sticky mud, possible salamander and frog siting’s, tracks from beavers.  What sounds like a wilderness experience, is actually…

2018 Photo Contest Winners

Photo Category: Furry Not So Furry Friends “I was volunteering at Malheur, engaging guests at the Visitor’s Center during April and May. At least a few times people asked me…