November E-newsletter

From our Executive Director

Hello friends and fellow Wetland supporters,

Wetlands offer refuge

Gratitude is on my mind this month as we continue to suffer with growing Covid cases and collectively grieve the large family and friend gatherings that typically happen this time of year. 2020 has been a challenging year for us all, and yet through it all I have been so incredibly grateful for Oregon’s outdoor spaces and wild places.  A walk along the river, through the forest, or to my local wetland, always improves my day and reminds me that we are a part of something grand and timeless.


Thank you to all of you for your support of The Wetlands Conservancy throughout this challenging time. Together we can ensure that the future of Oregon includes clean water, healthy habitats, and a climate resilient landscape.


Thank You for Supporting & Attending THWACK!


The Beaver Believer Image

Our first virtual fundraiser was a success with your helpOur week-long silent auction and movie night brought in $8,500 for The Wetlands Conservancy’s next projects. In case you missed it, we spent the evening of November 13th with filmmaker Sarah Koenigsberg, watching her film The Beaver Believers. It was an inspirational, fun and thought provoking experience, with great examples of how everyone can find a way to help reduce the impacts of climate change.We are especially thankful for our sponsors who provided financial support for the event that allowed us to host an online auction and live stream the discussion of the film. Read More

Oregon’s Greatest Wetlands:  Darlingtonia State Natural Site features the Carnivorous Cobra Lily

Cobra lily

Small is beautiful! Our wetland of the month is Darlingtonia State Natural Site. is an 18 acre state park and botanical preserve just five miles north of Florence, Oregon.

The Darlingtonia State Natural Site, situated just north of Florence, Oregon, is dedicated to protecting the colorful carnivorous cobra lily, Darlingtonia californica. Carnivorous plants are often found in fens, one of the main types of wetlands. Fens are usually fed by mineral-rich surface water or groundwater, and characterized by their pH neutral or alkaline water chemistry. Carnivorous plants, in these nutrient-poor habitats, supplement their nitrogen requirements by luring, trapping, and digesting insects. At Darlintonia State Natural Site, cobra lilies dominate a wet opening within a coastal forest of shore pine, western red-cedar, spruce, and rhododendron.  Read More  

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