Whychus Creek six years after creek restoration. Photo: Joe Parker.

Before and After Whychus Creek Restoration at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

Aug 08, 2018 by Deschutes Land Trust
See what Camp Polk Meadow Preserve looks like before and after our restoration of Whychus Creek.

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The Land Trust protected the 151 acre Camp Polk Meadow Preserve in 2000. The Preserve contains approximately 1.4 miles of Whychus Creek with wetlands, meadows, aspen groves and ponderosa pine stands. In 2012, we completed a major, multi-year restoration of Whychus Creek and its surrounding meadow at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Six years later, we can see braided channels in the stream and a lot more native vegetation. 

Flip through the slideshow below to see how the stream and meadow have changed over the years.

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Whychus Creek restoration at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve
Whychus Creek restoration at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve