A New Meaning for Wetland Species

Reynolds Natural Resource Academy joined SOLV at Beaver Creek in Troutdale this week and saw the very real effects and power of flooding.  Areas that students had planted just a few weeks ago was submerged in water from rain in past weeks and flooding because of a log jam down the Sandy River.

Some newer plants were washed away and so students planted a slope near the creek with species of trees that will do well in flooded and wetland areas, such as elderberry.  Students are also learning about birds in their classroom and were able to make observations around Beaver Creek about the type of birds seen there.

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