Meet the world of the wetlands at CCC

Jul 19, 2022, 11:44 AM by CCC Staff

Ducks in the pond in front of the Environmental Learning Center

OREGON CITY - The Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center is hosting a class all about wetlands on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is sponsored by the Oregon City Public Works Department.

Wetlands play a vital role in the health of the natural environment. Class participants will learn what wetlands do that makes them special, and area experts will share the benefits wetlands provide and the plants that call them home. Presenters are Professional Wetland Scientist John van Staveren and Natalie Balkam, a park ranger with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

The class, which is open to the public, is $10 to attend. To register, visit Meet the World of Wetlands on Eventbrite. The class will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, which is located at 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

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About the Environmental Learning Center

The Environmental Learning Center has a rich history as an educational resource for Clackamas Community College, regional schools, industry and the community. Located on the former site of a Smucker's processing plant, the center was created to demonstrate what people could do to reclaim industrial sites, address stormwater issues and restore wildlife habitats in urban areas. Each year thousands of people visit to explore the 5-acre site and learn about watershed health. The site serves as an important stormwater facility for the college campus and provides critical wetland habitat for resident and migratory birds, such as the great blue heron, wood duck and merganser. For more information about the Environmental Learning Center, visit CCC's Environmental Learning Center webpage.

Lori Hall

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Lori Hall

Public Information Officer