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Willamette Valley Wet Prairie Tour

Join The Wetlands Conservancy for a tour of our Mud Slough property in the Willamette Valley.
Where:Rickreal Oregon
When: Jun 15, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Contact: Kendra Manton
Phone: 5032270778
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Mud Slough

Willamette Valley wet prairies are among the most endangered habitat types in the state of Oregon, and among the rarest of North American ecosystems. Come tour Mud Slough Wetland with wetland banker Mark Knaupp and TWC Executive Director Esther Lev.  Over the past 24 years Mark has restored 550 acres of Willamette Valley Prairie Wetland.  Twenty-three years later, thousands of native prairie plants, including some rare species, have sprung up on their own and turned the wetlands into a tapestry of color and texture. The purple and white popcorn flower, common downingia, and veronica, dark green tufts of sedge, and delicate tufted hairgrass provide habitat for a variety of wildlife including the showy pink Nelson’s checkermallow that is listed as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act.

WHAT: A guided walk through different sections of the Mud Slough property with property owner and steward Mark Knaupp and Esther Lev. Terrain is uneven. Lunch will be included.

WHEN: Thursday June 15, 2017.  9am -3pm

COST: $80

NUMBER OF PEOPLE: Minimum: 5 / Maximum: 15

TRIP INCLUDES: Lunch and transportation to site from Portland

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