Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

Providing interpretive education on wetlands and wildlife, panoramic views, water quality, weather, natural resource management, trails, bird watching, recreation, exhibits, displays and an eagles nest, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a treasure of the Hillsboro community.

Upcoming Events


Here are some of the amazing volunteers we have working at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands.

Wish List

Spirea at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve
  • Two-hole punches
  • Owl pellets
  • Any kind of art supplies
  • Picnic tables
  • Tualatin Indian (Atfalati) artifacts
  • Memories of historical activities (1900-1960s) at Jackson Bottom
  • Mini gift cards for volunteer recognition
  • Plant Field guides for Pacific Northwest species
  • Books on teambuilding and outdoor activities


Bee on a Fall Flower at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

There are many ways to financially invest in the Preserve.  Please call 503-681-6206 to discuss scholarships, pledges, grants, and estate giving options.  For information on donating a recognition bench, click here.  Your gift will support our award-winning education programs.

Jackson Bottom Wetlands is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Our tax identification number is 31-1600186.

You can always donate to Jackson Bottom at Paypal.  Thank you!

Get Involved!



Volunteer Application
Background Check Form

Green Teens

Look for Green Teens 2015 here.

Wetlands Education Center Guide

Job Summary:
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

This position involves indoor visitor assistance at the new Wetlands Education Center. It is similar to a docent position. Some duties include greeting, answering questions, helping visitors with maps and nature exhibits, selling nature store items, and setting up spotting scopes for bird-watching. Training is provided by staff. This position is very enjoyable for environmentally-conscious people who like to help other people of all ages enjoy and learn about nature!

Time to be Available:

There are shifts from 10-1pm and 1-4pm Monday through Sunday; substitutes are needed for all shifts.  Our most urgent need is for a regular Center Guide for Sunday mornings from 10:00am to 1:00pm.


Guides must be at least 18 years old and be willing to have a background check done by the City of Hillsboro.  Knowledge about nature is a big plus but not a necessity.  We are all still learning about nature; there are new things going on every day.

Education Assistant

Job Summary:

Education Volunteers assist in teaching a variety of field-based and traveling science and natural history-related programs to students in grades K – 6.  If you are available between the hours of 8:30am – 2:00pm Monday through Friday, have transportation,  and you enjoy children, teaching cool science and nature topics, being outside and encouraging and inspiring students to be active, involved learners, this opportunity is for you!

Time to be Available:

Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 2:00pm..


.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Volunteer Coordinator
or 503-615-3479

Become a Member

When you become a member of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, you will receive a 10% discount in the Nature Store, while supporting visitor services, educational programs and outreach activities that make the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve an important community resource. Through your membership, you become a partner in presenting our story of the natural environment and history of the Preserve. We hope you will join us in sharing the natural world by becoming a member today.  Contact Karen Newton at 503-681-6206 with any questions.

Membership Application

Other Ways to Invest in the Preserve

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Reserve