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Annette Mills

Mar 20, 2023, 12:35:16 PM3/20/23

Don’t miss this special webinar about reviving the wetlands at Finley!

The featured speaker is Jarod Jebousek, wildlife biologist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – and Molly Monroe’s husband.

See event details below…


Did you know?

  1. Wetland soils can sequester more than 20 times the atmospheric carbon than agricultural-based soils. We need wetlands to save ourselves from a climate change tipping point.
  2. Less than 1% of 1850s-era wetlands remain in the Willamette Valley and we continue to lose more wetlands to development.
  3. There are efforts to regenerate historic wetlands locally.


The 2023 Liz and Bob Frenkel Spring Environment and Hiking Webinar Series shows three local wetlands in three different stages of regeneration. This series will show us a way forward. See attached flyer for all three webinars.


Reviving the Wetlands at Finley National Wildlife Refuge

Wednesday March 22nd

7:00-8:30 pm

This webinar will entice both those who have never been to Finley and those who have been there many times to visit the Refuge with new eyes and new expectations. Wetland restoration has established the Finley Wildlife National Refuge as the significant Willamette Valley wildlife refuge attracting thousands of visitors each year. This webinar will show you a mature restoration site, how it came about and how you can best enjoy it.

Photo by Owen DellPresenter: Jarod Jebousek is a wildlife biologist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife currently focusing on the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program for the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex. His office is at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge ten miles south of Corvallis.  He has planned, designed and maintained wetlands of the Finley Refuge. For the last 20 years, he has also helped private landowners, non-federal agencies and NGOs plan and design voluntary wetland restorations throughout the Willamette Valley. Jarod will show us the many different types of wetlands that exist at Finley and what you can see when you visit them.

To register, click on this link:


This annual Liz & Bob Frenkel Spring Environment & Hiking Webinar Series is co-sponsored by:

  • Marys Peak Group Sierra Club
  • Corvallis-Benton County Public Library


Dave Eckert

Program Chair, Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club

(541) 230-1237 (I Don't Text)


I live within Champinefu, the traditional homeland of the Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya.  Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 (Kalapuya …Treaty), Kalapuya people were taken to Corvallis and concentrated into an encampment along the Marys River for 5 months and then forcibly removed from Corvallis to the Grand Ronde.  Today, Kalapuya live within tribal lands or tribally-ceded lands throughout the region. Many Kalapuya are active members of the sovereign nations of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde  or the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Kalapuya culture is alive. For more information watch the Champinefu Webinar Series on the Corvallis-Benton County Library YouTube channel.


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