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Fernhill Wetlands Restoration: How are the birds responding?

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When: Nov 03, 2016 from 07:00 pm to 08:15 pm

Fernhill Wetlands is a beautiful example of habitat restoration that benefits wildlife, can also provide a vital service to the community by treating wastewater naturally. This 600 acre wetland near the confluence of Gales Creek and the Tualatin River contains essential marsh, lake, and riparian habitat and is host to thousands of migrant and resident bird species.

Fernhill Wetlands, a beautiful example of habitat restoration that benefits wildlife, can also provide a vital service to the community by treating wastewater naturally. This 600 acre wetland near the confluence of Gales Creek and the Tualatin River contains essential marsh, lake, and riparian habitat and is host to thousands of migrant and resident bird species. Join Portland Audubon’s Avian Conservation Program Manager, Joe Liebezeit, and Carol Murdock, Water Resources Program Manager at Clean Water Services, on Thursday November 3rd at 7 p.m. to learn more about the innovative Natural Treatment Systems (NTS)/Habitat Enhancement Project at the Fernhill Wetlands site in Forest Grove, and learn how Portland Audubon and its team of citizen scientists are learning how the bird community is responding to the habitat enhancement efforts.  

Clean Water Services has transformed the site in an ambitious effort to enhance wastewater treatment by creating 90 acres of open water and emergent wetland habitat that will cool wastewater and provide diverse habitat for a variety of bird species while saving ratepayers money. This project builds on the success of other high-profile NTS wetland projects at wastewater treatment plants, such as Arcata Marsh in California and Talking Water Gardens in Albany Oregon and could be a model for other facilities across the nation.

Where: Heron Hall, 5151 NW Cornell Road Portland, OR 97210

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by following this bit.ly/FERNHILL

Citizen Science at Fernhill Wetlands
 
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