February Stewardship Event: Love the Beaver

January 30, 2023

Love the Beaver: Willow Planting at Thompson Creek

Wednesday, Feb. 15
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Habitat Reserve

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Our hands-on stewardship event for the Month of Love will take us to our Thompson Creek Habitat Reserve, where we’ll show a little TLC to the land and some of our favorite wetland animals (beavers!) by planting willow trees to enhance their habitat. And you’re invited!

In December 2006, North Coast Land Conservancy acquired 80 acres at Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh, on the east side of Seaside, and began restoring the wetlands here. It’s grown to become one of our most visible success stories, with coho salmon migrating up Thompson Creek to spawn every winter and beavers building dams in Stanley Marsh, further enhancing the wetlands habitat for fish and other wildlife. Visit this 2015 blog post to follow the Thompson Creek coho on the final mile or so of their life’s journey.

On Feb. 15, we’ll plant more willows at the site and potentially remove invasive blackberries from past plantings. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. We will gather at the pump house at Thompson Creek. Bring a lunch, and prepare to get muddy. We’ll work rain or shine (barring extreme weather). There are no toilets on the property. Dogs are not allowed at NCLC habitat reserves. Registration for this event is free but required.

DIRECTIONS: From US 101 at the north end of Seaside, turn east on Lewis and Clark Road. Take the first right onto Thompson Falls Drive, then an immediate left into a gravel parking area at the pump house.



  1. Scott Rekate says:

    A little know fact:
    Beavers taught Salmon how to jump.

  2. Douglas Ray says:

    Hope you have a super turnout and use all those round bar willow installers ! I shared the event to FB some friends who were also students of Neal Maine may show up.❤️.

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