Midcoast Watersheds Council

Last week, an environmental organization finished a wetlands restoration project near the coast. The 55-acre project began in early July and built upon previous restoration work on the Yaquina River.

Russ McMillan // Deschutes Land Trust

The Deschutes Land Trust announced it purchased 1,123 acres of land along Whychus Creek near Sisters on Thursday.

Tuesday, the Oregon Department of State Lands and the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve announced they purchased 240 acres in the Coos Estuary in October.

The land, known as the Indian Point Parcel, will become part of nearly 600 acres of protected wetlands.

Funds to purchase the parcel came from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant. It specifies the land must be used for educational and research purposes. South Slough manager Gary Cooper describes the early plans for the property: