Volunteers with Klamath Wingwatchers recently helped the Oregon Department of Transportation resettle “sedges” from the Lost River Wetlands to the Lake Ewauna Trail in Klamath Falls.

“Sedges” are grass-like plants with triangular stems and inconspicuous flowers that typically grow in moist, wet ground. They are a major – often the dominant – plant of many wetland ecosystems throughout the world and their long, strong densely tangled stems and roots can help with erosion control. They also help improve water quality by acting as filters to remove pollutants and sediments; demonstrating the ability to remove a large percentage of nitrogen and significantly sequester metals such as copper.

Moving sedges to the Lake Ewauna Trail – Oregon DOT