Wetlands & Wellies

Pull out your rubber boots
Wetlands & Wellies is back!

This year we are celebrating The Wetlands Conservancy’s 40th anniversary on May 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Order up a bucket of clams and oysters, and sit back to learn more about the bounty of our coastal wetlands. Virtually join us and our keynote speaker, Langdon Cook, author of Fat of the Land for a description of how to find and identify a variety of oysters and clams and how to forage for them in coastal estuaries.

Learn how to cook your catch and the finer points of shellfish cuisine, from shucking oysters to making steamed clam dishes that will delight dinner guests.  We’ll share recipes show how to prepare raw oysters or barbecued oysters around a warm fire.

We’ll be honoring our founders and retracing a bit of our history to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.  If you have a Wetlands Conservancy story, send it to us, and we’ll add it to our history timeline.

Send us your best Wellies photos! We’ll round out the evening by voting on the best Wellies photos you have submitted and announcing our raffle winner. Our week long online auction will be available May 17-23rd and will feature some fantastic opportunities!

Featuring our Online Silent Auction Going Live on May 16th

The cost of Wetlands and Wellies is $100/person.

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40 Years! The Wetland Conservancy was established in 1981. Inspired by the advocacy of Althea Pratt Broome and Jack Broome, the Hedges Creek Wetland Preserve became our very first success story. Now, 40 years later, The Wetlands Conservancy has protected more than 1,500 acres of wetlands in 32 preserves stretching from the Portland Metropolitan area to the southern Oregon Coast. At Wetlands & Wellies we will share stories of our successes, and honor our co-founders, culminating in an evening event focused on coastal estuaries and the bounty of the sea.


Our Keynote Speaker -Langdon Cook is a writer, instructor, and lecturer on wild foods and the outdoors. You may have read some of his books including Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table, a finalist for the Washington State Book Award; The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award; and Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager. He has been profiled in Bon Appetit, and his writing appears in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online journals, including National Geographic Travel, Outside, Eating Well, and Seattle Magazine, where he was a regular columnist for a decade. Cook lives in Seattle with his wife, poet Martha Silano, and their two children.




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