WASHINGTON — The wetlands basin is part of the flood plain of the Tualatin River. Early setters cleared, ditched, and drained the land. Invasive grass was planted as cattle feed.
Later the area was a dumping ground for construction and cannery waste. In the 1970s concerned citizens began restoring the wetlands. The restoration is still a work in progress and includes wetlands, ponds, marshes, sloughs, meadows, and forests.
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