One of our many urban restoration sites lies between Interstate 5, a strip mall, and an apartment complex. Mosaic began working on the project in 2014, removing invasive grasses in preparation for a complete overhaul of the site. Since then, we’ve planted over 15,000 native trees and shrubs and 20,000 grasses, sedges, and forbs. As an urban wetland, the site provides habitat for a diverse range of bird and amphibian species. Since 2014, our work has expanded to include an adjacent wetland and city park along the Tualatin river. At more than 45 acres, the project provides an ecological bridge between the Tualatin river and off channel wetlands. Improved access to the river provides close-in educational and recreational opportunities for wildlife viewing. Cooler and cleaner water benefits the watershed as a whole. A restored wetland is a key component in community and ecological health.