Neighborhoods in the northeast area of Hillsboro, Oregon are in a unique setting. They are located on Glencoe Swale, a small wetland nestled inside city limits. The riparian zone is lined by a dozen-or-so suburban sub-divisions, several schools, small and large businesses, as well as an airport.
Views along Glencoe Swale- short video field trip
A vast number non-human residents also call this neighborhood “home.” Along the swale, plants and animals are associated with several habitats: wetland, forest, field, and suburban landscapes.
This area is an ecological gem.
Ensuring its ability to sustain the wildlife dependent on it for food, water, shelter, and a place to raise their young is vital.