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In Memory of Marv Welt

Marv Welt, long time friend and board director of the Friends of Smith & Bybee Lakes, passed away earlier this year.

There will be a memorial service on May 10, 2008   11 am - 1 pm
at Columbia Cottage in Columbia Park, 4339 N. Lombard Blvd

The Wetlands

Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, comprising almost 2000 acres, makes up one of  the nation's largest urban freshwater wetlands. Located in North Portland near the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, the wetlands provide for diverse communities of plant and animal life, including beavers and Western painted turtles.  Over 100 species of birds have been recorded in the area.

For More See The Wildlife Area

The Friends

The Friends of Smith & Bybee Lakes is a community based group that advocates the conservation, restoration and enhancement of the Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area as an historical remnant of the Columbia River estuary system. The Friends support the permanent protection of Smith and Bybee Lakes in recognition that natural areas are a valuable resource in an urban environment and their website is here.

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