Bott’s Marsh acquisition will protect coastal wetlands along planned Salmonberry Trail

Bott’s Marsh acquisition will protect coastal wetlands along planned Salmonberry Trail

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust was recently awarded a small grant from the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) for $63,375 to go towards the acquisition of Bott’s Marsh, the 33- acre wetlands north of Wheeler along the proposed Salmonberry Trail. Conserving the wetlands would be an added feature of the Salmonberry Trail experience. Property owners Ken and Lynn Ulbricht had this to say about the conservation proposal:

“We recognize that Bott’s Marsh has been a concern to the community. We are very pleased with the success so far in working on the potential sale to the Lower Nehalem Community Trust. This is just one part of our business plan that will hopefully be a responsible development, while protecting the region’s natural resources. The Salmonberry Trail project adds to the excitement and we feel lucky that our property is adjacent to the Salmonberry Trail.”

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust is waiting to hear of their grant application to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board that would provide the balance of funds for the eventual purchase.

Image from the Tillamook Headlight Herald.