The Windebank Creek Property
Windebank Creek is a valuable waterway in Mission where salmon spawn.
The FVC protects and restores almost a hectare of the creek’s important riparian habitat.
The FVC and our volunteers have spent many hours restoring the property. Activities have included the planting of over 2500 native plants and the control of invasive plants like Himalayan blackberry and morning glory.
Over the years, our restoration efforts have increased biodiversity and vital wildlife habitat in a highly urban environment. Wildlife including racoons, coyotes, and songbirds use it as a travel corridor through Mission, in a city with shrinking habitat.
Both coho and chum salmon return to the creek to spawn in the fall, and juvenile coho rear here until they head out to the ocean.
The Windebank Creek property is also critical habitat for the endangered Oregon Forestsnail. The property is especially valuable to the forestsnail as much of its’ habitat in the area is being lost to development.