Nehalem - The Lower Nehalem Community Trust is having its annual amphibian day at Alder Creek Farm. On Saturday the community is welcome to explore the ditches and ponds of Alder Creek Farm with amphibian and reptile expert Chris Rombough.

From 9 a.m. to noon adults and teens can participate in LNCT's annual amphibian survey by counting the number and species of amphibians sighted and estimating their length. A few amphibians may be even be captured for closer viewing.

At 2:30 p.m., a family event with reptiles and amphibians will be hosted by Chris Rombough.

All events are free and open to the public. Dress for weather and bring boots for exploring wet areas.

Saturday is also Alder Creek Farm's community work party. People are invited to lend a hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is provided at noon with potluck contributions welcome.

For more information or to volunteer at Alder Creek Farm, contact events coordinator Ginny Salkowski at (503) 368-3203, e-mail or visit


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