In partnership with the Springlake community, the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council made improvements to the riparian area of a local community pond near the Scappoose Bay Bottomlands. A key goal of the project was to improve native wildlife habitat. During this project, the council worked with a homeowner community to improve the riparian area of a local pond and create enhanced wildlife habitat for the western painted turtle, yellow warbler, amphibians, and other songbirds and waterfowl.
This project addressed water quality, pond bank erosion, invasive species, and fragmented habitat in the Scappoose Bay Bottomlands. Local community members were interested in improving the natural habitat surrounding the ponds in order to provide improved spaces for native species. One species in particular, the western painted turtle, is on the sensitive species list, and will benefit from the project through improved native plants and habitat at the edge of the ponds.
Invasive plants were removed from pond edges and over 2300 native plants were installed. Community members assisted with planning, vegetation maintenance and irrigation, and outreach.
For more information contact the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council at 503-397-7904 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Springlake Community