Glencoe Swale Tour: Part One

This post from a blog I write for a nature group in my community is a good fit for the February 7, 2018 Weekly Photo Challenge | Tour Guide


 

Friends of Glencoe Swale

Headwaters to NE Roghan Street

It’s been a while since Glencoe Swale was photo-chronicled. The colored stars on the map mark the areas that were visited on the first leg of the photo shoot.

Red Star: Headwaters- NW Evergreen Road near Genentech

Only those who know will recognize this little plot of fenced land for what it really is… the headwater of Glencoe Swale.

Cattails and other wetland-suited plants grow lush inside the fenced area.

Protected grates mark the spot where waters are directed on their way through culverts under NE Starr Boulevard.

NE Starr Boulevard can be seen next to a retention pond built to capture runoff from future construction. Hillsboro’s growth plan will transform acres of what was farmland into development. The process has begun… at the mid-left side of this photo  orange construction fencing heralds where fertile fields will grow parking lots and sprout industrial architecture.

Look in…

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4 comments

    1. Thank you, Janet. Been a bit crazy. I’m buried in a communications project to encourage attendance at an important meeting regarding changes in the floodplain dynamics of our little wetland.

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