The Wetlands Conservancy relies on volunteers working together to maintain, restore, and survey (aka steward) nearly all our urban properties throughout the seasons.
During the late fall and spring each year we collect trash, maintain trails, and install equipment within our urban sites. Note that minors are welcome at our events, but it can be a challenge to ensure their safety depending on the environment (high water levels, uneven terrain, etc.). Please reach out and we’ll work with you to find the right opportunity. Sign up for one of our 2022 events here:
LITTER REMOVAL / INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL / PLANTING
Minthorn Wetland in Milwaukie: Help mulch trails, rehab transplants, and remove trash and brambles
Amphibian Survey Season
Certain amphibians are indicators of wetland health. The Wetlands Conservancy collects annual data on urban amphibian populations throughout Washington and Clackamas Counties. Trained community scientists search for and log amphibian egg masses within our wetland preserves. Join our survey team!
Virtual training January 29th, 2022 : RSVP
Guided surveys every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through February and March
Beaver Survey Season
Beavers are great indicators and sustainers of wetland health. The Wetlands Conservancy collects annual data on urban beaver populations throughout Washington County. Trained community scientists log signs of beaver activity along creeks and streams between wetland preserves.
In 2021, community scientists logged 57 dams and 20 lodges throughout the Tualatin River Basin. We trained 64 people, performed 21 guided surveys, and covered nearly 32 miles of stream! Check out our observations here.
Our next virtual training will be in August of 2022.
Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or fill out the form below.