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Harbingers of Spring; Wood Ducks return to Lake Sacajawea

Wood duck pair (USFWS) On February 28, the first pair of Wood Ducks was seen on Lake Sacajawea in Longview.

We hope these ducks will nest in one of the duck boxes recently placed on the Lake. On February 12 and just in time for breeding season, Bob Arnsdorf and John Green put up new boxes and refurbished two old ones.

Three new were placed on the north island near Ocean Beach Hwy, and the 2 old boxes on that island were cleaned and repaired. On the south island, Bob and John placed 2 new boxes; they left the remaining old box which contained an enormous bee hive. There are now a total of seven duck boxes on the lake to accommodate the new Wood Duck families.

Wood Ducks are not the only signs of spring. Have you noticed the American Robins singing in the mornings? Spring is just around the corner.

Lake Sacajawea Invasive Weed Cleanup on the South Island

Our 'VolunteersWillapa Hills Audubon and the LCC Biological Society conducted a scotch broom and holly removal on Lake Sacajawea at 10:00 AM Friday, June 19th.  We met near the Elk’s Memorial Building on Kessler Blvd across from the south island at 10:00 and ferryed participants across to the island.  We worked for 2 to 3 hours. This was the last work party at Lake Sacajawea until fall.
THANK YOU to all who attended.
If you are interested in joining future parties, please call (360-575-9238) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  John Green, to be added to the list of volunteers.

 

 

WHAS works to remove invasive plants from Lake Sacajawea Islands

Carolyn is ready to tackle the ivyWHAS has been working with the City of Longview Parks Department and the Lower Columbia College Biological Society to remove invasive plants from Lake Sacajawea habitat islands that are only accessible by boat.  Our most recent workday, as mentioned here in The Daily News, succeeded in removing almost all of the scotch broom from the north island, with a single plant left in place because it contained a red-wing black bird nest.

Read more: WHAS works to remove invasive plants from Lake Sacajawea Islands

Fox Creek Work Day

On Earth Day, April 18, WHAS members joined Friends of Fox Creek to remove invasive English ivy and blackberries and improve the trail at Fox Creek in Rainier, OR.

Read more: Fox Creek Work Day

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