TOUR: Koll Wetlands Snapping Turtle & Habitat Restoration Project, August 17

Via Oregon Wildlife:

Interested in Oregon’s natural resources? Want a reason to get out of the house? Firsthand Oregon is a great excuse to get outside and learn about Oregon’s amazing wildlife and conservation challenges.

The Approach: Small groups, led by an Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife biologist, learn firsthand about Oregon’s fish, wildlife, and natural areas. For more information about the Firsthand Oregon program, see our website

The Details:
– Tickets are $6.75 per person
– you assume all travel-related costs and liability for your participation
– Trips may be canceled if too few people register
– refund requests must be made 48 hours in advance of the trip date
– Trip registration opens to Foundation members first
– Unless otherwise indicated, these trips are family-friendly
– Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.

Koll Wetlands Snapping Turtle & Habitat Restoration Project

Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Beaverton, OR

Tour Koll Center Wetlands Natural Area with Kyle Spinks, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) Park Ranger, and Susan Barnes, ODFW NW Region Habitat Conservation Biologist. Learn about efforts to capture and remove non-native snapping turtles from the wetland. Discover how THPRD’s efforts to restore the natural area are benefiting native turtles, beaver, and many other native species of wildlife!

You’ll meet Kyle and Susan in the parking lot for the tennis court near the north end of Koll Center Wetland Natural Area. The closest address is 8700 Southwest Creekside Place, Beaverton, Oregon 97008.

Dress for the weather, and be prepared to walk through brush. Don’t forget snacks, water, and a camera. This trip is not suitable for children under the age of 10 years.

Sign up here!

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