Visit a Reborn Wetland

April 25, 2016


When: Wednesday, June 8, 10 am to noon
Where: Clear Lake Habitat Reserve, Warrenton
Led by: Katie Voelke & Mike Patterson


Join NCLC Executive Director Katie Voelke and naturalist Mike Patterson to discover one of NCLC’s more recent acquisition and restoration projects, Clear Lake. Located a short distance from the center of Warrenton, the 45-acre Clear Lake property is an easy hike, allowing you to explore a large restoration project and enjoy a pristine interdunal lake and forested wetlands as eagles soar overhead and elk, deer, and waterfowl forage and rest in wetlands and lake.

KATIE VOELKE grew up in Sacramento and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She worked as a field biologist for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife before joining NCLC as its first stewardship director in 2005; three years later she became its second executive director. She and her husband, Scott Kirby, are expecting their third child this fall. They live in Cannon Beach.

MIKE PATTERSON is a biologist, educator, and professional counter of things—birds, butterflies, flowers. “The goal is to take these disparate bits of data, stitch them together, and find some portion of the ecological whole,” he writes. Mike lives in Astoria and blogs about birds and more at

Walk Info: This is an easy, mostly flat walk located on established trails. The walk is about 1 mile total. No toilets on site. No dogs allowed on site.

What to Bring: Water and snacks if you need them. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the day’s weather. If you would like to explore the restoration site, boots are recommended.


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