2016 Volunteer Work Parties

The 2016 field season is here, and you are invited to help preserve Oregon’s natural heritage! Below are the details and instructions for participating in restoration work parties. Please get in touch if you have any questions- orvolunteers@tnc.org or (503)802-8100.   


Powell Butte Nature Park (Portland Parks & Recreation)
Saturday, June 11 from 9am to 12pm
Conservancy volunteers are invited to join forces with Portland Parks & Recreation and Hands on Portland for this family-friendly work party. Projects include trail work, invasive species removal and native plant care. Register

Cascade Head Preserve (Lincoln City)
Saturday, June 18 from 10am to 4pm
Remove Pennyroyal and Queen Anne’s lace in Cascade Head’s grassland during this family-friendly event. Register.

Table Rocks Preserve (Medford)
Saturday, June 25 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Pull star thistle on top of Upper Table Rock, overlooking the Rogue River Valley. Register.


Noble Oaks Preserve (Willamina)
Saturday, July 9 from 9am to 3pm
Collect native wildflower seed and join our staff on a tour of Oregon’s newest preserve. Register

Miami Wetlands Preserve (Tillamook)
Saturday, July 16 from 10am to 4pm
Remove invasive species in this restored wetland. Register

Popcorn Swale Preserve (Roseburg)
Saturday, July 16 from 8:30am to 12pm
Remove invasive teasel in this Umpqua Valley wet prairie. Register

Nesika Beach (Gold Beach)
Saturday, July 23 from 10am to 4pm
Help remove invasive species including holly, Scotch broom and English ivy. Register.

Dunstan Homestead Preserve (John Day)
Saturday & Sunday, July 23-24
Cut teasel and help cage native plants on this beautiful preserve along the John Day River. Register.


Sycan Marsh Preserve (Klamath Basin)
Saturday & Sunday, August 6-7
Remove fence and improve facilities on this wetland site in the upper reaches of the Klamath Valley. Register.

Blind Slough Swamp (Astoria)
Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21
Explore Oregon's best remaining Sitka spruce swamp, while removing purple loosestrife on land and by canoe. Volunteers must attend both days. Register

Cascade Head Preserve (Lincoln City)
Saturday, August 27 from 10am to 4pm
Remove Queen Anne’s lace in the grassland of this coastal headland. Register.


Zumwalt Prairie Preserve (Enterprise)
Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11
Visit Oregon’s biggest private nature sanctuary and assist with fence work, invasive species control, fire unit preparation, and facilities improvements. Register.

Cascade Head Preserve (Lincoln City)
Saturday, September 17 from 10am to 4pm
Clip & dig invasive blackberry on this spectacular coastal headland. Register.

Connect with Nature at Mt. Tabor Park (Portland)
Sunday, September 25 from 9:30am to 2pm (This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 24. Apologies for any confusion)
Join The Nature Conservancy, Friends of Mt. Tabor Park and Portland Parks & Recreation for restoration activities & an end of the season celebration. After the work, volunteers are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch and live music. Register.


Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (Tillamook)
Saturday, October 8 from 10am to 3pm (This event was originally advertised for October 15. Apologies for any confusion)
Support the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership by re-potting native plants for future Nature Conservancy wetland restoration. Register.

Tom McCall Preserve (Mosier)
Saturday, October 15 from 9am-4pm
Help us rebuild the hiking trail maintenance to McCall Point in the Columbia River Gorge. Come prepared for heavy lifting and digging on steep hillsides. Register.

Willow Creek Preserve (Eugene)
Saturday, October 15 from 10am to 2pm
Plant native species in our Fender’s blue butterfly restoration area. Families are welcome. Register.

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