Duck Lake Wetland Restoration

Duck Lake Wetlands is 2 parcels of over 70 acres along the Multnomah Channel. Historically a depressional wetland, the original connections to the channel have been impaired by added roads, diking, and changes to the original flow routes of Joy and Jones Creeks. The Council is working to restore this area through re-routing Joy Creek, and reconnecting both Joy Creek and the existing wetland to Multnomah Channel.

The Council conducted water quality and vegetation surveys at Duck Lake in 2014, and worked with the landowners to develop a conceptual design of restoration alternatives. The goals of the project are to improve access to the channel for salmon, increase and improve the riparian and upland habitats for fish, waterfowl, birds, and other wildlife, and replace the invasive species with native trees, shrubs and other plants.

Additional Information

For more information contact the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council at 503-397-7904 or email: info@scappoosebay-wc.org.

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Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership columbia soil and water conservation

 

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