Support Nichols Natural Area for the Black-crowned Night-Heron and the community!
A resilient bird is hoping you'll make a matching gift
The Black-crowned Night-Heron is one of those birds that you hope to see on the Columbia but rarely do. Their twilight feeding habits and fondness for spending days sitting motionless in trees near the water can make them difficult to spot. Black-crowned Night-Herons roost and feed in wetlands along the Columbia, and much of its habitat has been replaced with development.
The Hood River Delta, once rich with wildlife, is one of those places. It's now a commercial center and a popular kiteboarding and windsurfing area, but this resilient bird can be seen roosting here. That's one of the reasons Columbia Riverkeeper acquired a three-acre conservation easement around the Nichols Boat Basin and is restoring habitat for the Black-crowned Night-Heron and other wildlife.
You can help restore the Nichols Natural Area and create habitat for the Black-crowned Night-Heron and other fish and wildlife. Thanks to several committed donors, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000.
In addition to restoring habitat, Columbia Riverkeeper is transforming the Nichols Natural Area into a living laboratory. More than 700 students visit the site each year to learn about ecology, restoration, and our history. Students monitor water quality, plant trees, and remove invasive weeds. Your gift will restore this former industrial site into a vibrant greenspace and educate the next generation.
Donate before the end of the year and take advantage of the matching funds that make your gift that much more powerful!
Your donation will make a difference.