A remnant of the oak woodland that once covered much of Washington County is still present at this site.
A network of walking paths winds through Jackson School Woods and the City of Hillsboro Natural Area, providing residents with an active transportation option for some of their neighborhood trips.
With the creek right on campus, Glencoe High School students don’t have to go far to build skills in community science and ecological enhancement.
Today, invasive vegetation dominates much of Glencoe Creek.
Around the middle of the project site, the stream spreads out into a wetland area known as Glencoe Swale. Many swale-adjacent neighbors value their proximity to water and wildlife -- including the massive beaver dam visible in the foreground.
Barred owls, bald eagles, northern flickers and many other native bird species have been sighted by the Friends of Glencoe Swale.
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