Vernon Creek

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What

Spring meltwaters flow off the hills and gather in Vernon Creek. When the high, fast water reaches this wetland it slows down, depositing fine silt, minerals and organic matter. Willows, cattails and hawthorns benefit from these nutrients, and they in turn help stabilize the wetland. Down at the very bottom of the food chain, tiny algae and microbes also benefit, and the wetland cycle of life is sustained.

Nsyilxcən Translation qipcm ntɣtɣaps iʔ‿sʔayḿkʷs uł marẃis lut t̓ə cmay̓.
(The melted spring waters flows and mixes organic matter).
iʔ‿stktkcxʷiłp, iʔ‿scʕalqns, iʔ‿sx̌ʷax̌ʷnkíłp taʔxʷł sc̓iłns iʔ‿stum̓tkʷs iʔ‿siw̓łkʷ iʔ‿lut t̓ə‿cmay̓ yʕat stim̓ iʔ‿mrim̓məlx əcplál
(Red Willows, Seeds, and Hawthorns, all that from these nutrients through sucking up the water that is mixed with their nutrients and their medicine).
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Au printemps, les eaux de fonte s’écoulent en bas des collines et se rassemblent dans Vernon Creek. Lorsque cette eau, haute et rapide, atteint ces zones humides elle ralentit, en déposant le limon, les minéraux et de la matière organique. Les saules, quenouilles et aubépines se bénéficient de ces nutriments, donc l’habitat est enrichi et assuré. Au bas de la chaîne alimentaire, les minuscules algues et microbes profitent également et le cycle de vie dans cette zone humide est soutenu.

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Vernon Creek Wetland

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Vernon Creek Wetland 50.250113, -119.309913 Vernon Creek Wetland (Directions)

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