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American Wetlands Month - get involved
Here are some great ways to get connected to nature – from your neighborhood, or out in a nearby wetland.

2020 Wetland Passport Challenge

Download our wetland passport for a guided trip through 6 wetlands in the Portland area.  Visit each wetland, try to answer all the questions, when you finish, send us your passport and we will stamp it! We will return your passport and send you an official wetland ambassador certificate. Download your own passport now!

2020 American Wetlands Photo Contest

Take some time to find the beauty and diversity close to home, or in a wetland environment.American Wetlands Month reminds us to appreciate our neighborhoods, communities and state. Even while sheltering at home, photographers find ways to capture the beauty of nature. This year we will feature backyard nature photography in our “Close to Home” category.

Read our guidelines, and find out how to enter this year’s Photo Contest.

Donate to Support our Work

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

Wetlands & Wellies 2016

We hope you join us October 7th for another lovely evening celebrating Oregon’s wetlands!         Thank you to our sponsors, chefs, brewers, vintners and distillers for making…

Beautiful Evening + Community = Great Stories of Watershed Health

Last month, twenty Kellogg Creek neighbors joined The Wetlands Conservancy and The North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council (NCUWC) for a summer evening potluck. The picturesque, streamside Cavalier HOA park in…

A New Tradition, Westwind Reflections

On a very rainy Friday in late February, 65 people stood staring up at me as I made some final announcements from the back of a truck.  The trees were dripping…

Restoration of Matson Creek

        November 2015 As the rains have reluctantly reached the Oregon coast planting of trees and shrubs along the newly re-meandered Matson Creek main-stem and north fork…

Art Contest: Transform our bamboo fish into something useful and beautiful!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Calling all artists! We are hosting an art contest with Portland’s ADX (Art Design Portland) to transform 288 bamboo fish into a marketable product that expresses TWC’s mission to…

Volunteer Trail Clearing at Apache Bluff

This summer, with the help of volunteer outreach coordinator extraordinaire, Alicia Heitzman, 13 people gathered together to clear the community trail at the Apache Bluff wetland preserve in Tualatin. We were…

10th Annual Citizen Science Marbled Murrelet Survey

Join the 10th annual Marbled Murrelet citizen science survey on a spectacular stretch of Oregon’s coast near Yachats, Oregon. Come help scientist track the nesting success of this robin-sized, diving…

We are being INVADED!

As spring transitions to summer and our gardens are in full bloom, it is a good time to take stock and make sure you aren’t accidently growing some of Oregon’s…

The ‘SEEDs’ of Change

After two years of volunteering with TWC, Mt Hood Community College SEED (Scholarships for Education and Economic Development) students are returning to their home countries. These students, from around the…

Thank you spring 2015 volunteers!

This spring, one hundred and thirty volunteers helped plant 3,850 native trees and shrubs including pacific willow, elderberry, ninebark, and thimbleberry. Our volunteers were as busy as beavers removing mats…