Join Columbia Slough Watershed Council as we celebrate World Wetlands Day by caring for the largest urban wetland in the U.S., which is right in our backyard! Wetlands perform a number of vital ecosystem services such as buffering coastlines from extreme weather, reducing the intensity of floods and droughts, and serving as the most efficient carbon sinks on Earth. Yet, we have lost 35% of the world’s wetlands since 1970. We need our wetlands! So let’s get together and help restore Smith and Bybee Wetlands, an incredibly valuable ecosystem right here in our watershed!
Please dress for the weather and wear long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed shoes. We will provide instruction, gloves, tools, snacks, and warm drinks. This event is family-friendly, but children under 14 must be supervised by an adult. Please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator to inquire about site accessibility: email@example.com.
We’ll meet up under the covered area in the Interlake parking lot off of Marine Drive. A portable restroom and picnic tables are available at the meet-up spot. From there, we’ll proceed off-trail to the site where we’ll be working for the day. The terrain at the worksite will be soft, uneven ground. More information TBD.
Check out this accesstrails.org review of Smith and Bybee Wetlands for more accessibility info!
Public transit: Tri-met Bus 11 stops nearby on both sides of Marine Drive. There is a crosswalk but no traffic signal. The walk from the bus stop is 7 min (0.4 mi).
For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
You must register to participate! http://bit.ly/stewardship-saturdays