The Cedar Creek properties are located along the North edge of Nehalem Bay. Cedar Creek consists of an eastern property of 9.25 acres of estuarine and palustrine wetlands, known as Cedar Creek Marsh, and Cedar Creek West, a 4.93 acre property with a small component of estuarine wetlands and palustrine wetlands and a larger component of forested uplands. A small creek, unofficially named Cedar Creek, flows through the entire length of Cedar Creek Marsh, and a vibrant resident beaver community is evidenced by several beaver dams.
The Cedar Creek Story
Recognizing the importance of wetland ecosystems along the North edge of Nehalem Bay, the Lower Nehalem Community Trust purchased these properties in 2009 and 2010, using grant funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, the United States Fish and Wildlife, and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. In lieu of their funding to purchase the property, OWEB holds a conservation easement on the property which limits activities to conservation . These partners provided funding to preserve Cedar Creek’s unique habitat and conservation values.