Photo: Wasim Muklashy.

Land Trust signs option on Pond property

Jun 08, 2011 by
This small wetland and meadow property will hopefully soon become a part of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

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The Land Trust is pleased to announce that we recently signed an option on the Pond property next to Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. The option gives the Land Trust the first right to buy six acres of springs and wetlands to add to Camp Polk Meadow.

You may be familiar with this property, which can be found on Camp Polk Road right before or after you cross Whychus Creek. The Pond family has owned the property for many years and once owned much of what is now Camp Polk Meadow Preserve.

This small six acre parcel will be a critically important addition to the 143 acre Preserve, the impact of which belies its relative size. Besides protecting Camp Polk Meadow, the acquisition will allow the Land Trust to protect and restore high value wetlands, springs, ponderosa pines, and more of Whychus Creek. Eventually, we hope to restore portions of this stretch of Whychus Creek and the creek's historic floodplain and beaver ponds.

Funding for this acquisition will come primarily from agencies, but the Land Trust needs to raise additional funds for the purchase. To find out how you can help, please contact Zak Boone our Associate Director at (541) 330-0017.