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Cattail Marsh

Love the marsh? Have some extra free time? We're looking for people passionate about nature to help out around Cattail. This could be assisting with weekly or seasonal events, helping out around the education center, or simply sharing the importance of ecotourism with visitors. The commitment is what you make of it, but we're primarily looking for people (high school age and up) who are available for two-hour shifts after school or on weekends a few times a year. 

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Cattail Marsh Wetlands

Cattail Marsh includes 900-acres of scenic wetlands along with a boardwalk that features two covered platforms, providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. Originally constructed in 1993 by the Beaumont Public Utilities Department as the final phase of Beaumont's wastewater treatment system, this natural and innovative process has attracted the interest of environmentalists and wildlife professionals from across the state.

Today, Cattail Marsh is a wildlife refuge for a variety of aquatic mammals and more than 250 species of birds annually, including: pelicans, egrets, roseate spoonbills, ducks, ibis, doves and red-winged blackbirds. More than eight miles of gravel levee roads are found within the Marsh and allow for a variety of recreational activities, including jogging, biking and horseback riding.

The Boardwalk and Wetlands Education Center

The Cattail Marsh boardwalk extends into the marsh offering views of the wetlands. The boardwalk offers two, covered areas as well as seating to sit and relax while taking in the sights of the wildlife. Starting at the beginning of the boardwalk, the Wetlands Education Center offers a "birds eye view" of the marsh. Equipped with meeting space and wrap around deck, this education center is the perfect escape to learn about the marsh. 

Check out the live feed from the Cattail Marsh Webcam

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Map of Cattail Marsh Trails

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