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Smith Lake  Oct. 26, 2007
Oct. 26, 2007

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.

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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.


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