Boardman Wetland Project

The Boardman Wetland Project is the result of partnerships between Oak Lodge Water Services District, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District and Clackamas County. Additional financial support through grants came from Metro and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Other community interests including the local CPO’s- Jennings Lodge and Oak Grove, North Clackamas Watersheds Council and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have supported the project as well. These groups are collaborating to implement improvements using respective partner missions, capital and expertise.

Developed with community input, the Boardman Wetland Project will soon become a reality. On June 27, 2018 a groundbreaking event was held to celebrate the start of construction for the 5.8-acre park, which is scheduled to be completed in winter 2019-2020. The project, which is part of the larger Boardman-Rinearson Watershed Complex, will deliver multiple benefits including ecosystem and stream health improvements. Other benefits include:

  • Conserve vital green space and wetland habitat in the Oak Lodge area of North Clackamas
  • Improve wildlife habitat by adding a diverse assemblage of native vegetation Increase water storage and improve water quality
  • Expand wetland public access for nature-based educational opportunities
  • Provide recreational opportunities, including access to trails and a playground

The Boardman Wetland Project features and site enhancements include:

  • Build almost a half mile of boardwalks and trails
  • Construct outdoor learning classroom and hands-on education area with pond access
  • Build a nature play area for children
  • Plant thousands of native plants
  • Install a parking lot for visitors
  • Construct sidewalks on Addie Street
  • Replace a sanitary sewer line under the wetland

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