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Columbia Slough Watershed Council


Wilkes Creek Natural Area

Restoring an important connection to the Columbia Slough

People planting plants alog a creek Wilkes Creek is one of the few natural surface creeks that provide cold, clear water into the Columbia Slough. It runs through a nearly 2-acre natural area that is part of the Riverview Village Homeowners Association. This site is also an important biological corridor that connects the Columbia Slough to Wilkes Creek Headwaters, a 21-acre natural area home to the native Stumptown Scud and managed by Portland Parks & Recreation.

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council started working at this site in 2010 in partnership with SOLVE. Most recently, the Council made this site a habitat restoration priority, working with volunteer groups including:
A restoration work site that has had plants added

  • Apex Co
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scout Troop 351
  • Outside In
  • Urban Nature Partners

The Council coordinates and partners with Portland Parks & Recreation for an annual Earth Day Stewardship event at Wilkes Creek Headwaters and Wilkes Creek Natural Area. Sign up for this year’s Earth Day event at Wilkes Creek here!