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2015 Volunteer Work Parties

You can enjoy Oregon’s great outdoors at Nature Conservancy volunteer work parties! Work alongside ecologists to restore some of our state’s most critical habitats.  

The 2015 field season is here, and you are invited to help preserve Oregon’s natural heritage! Below are the details and instructions for participating. Please get in touch if you have any questions, email orvolunteers@tnc.org or  call (503) 802-8100.

APRIL

Cascade Head Preserve (Oregon Coast)
Saturday, April 18 from 10am to 4pm
Volunteers are needed to help clear blackberry during this event. Register here.

Whetstone Savanna Preserve (Southwest Oregon)
Saturday April 18 from 9am to 12pm
Join The Nature Conservancy and SOLVE Oregon as we celebrate Earth Day on this family-friendly restoration event! Volunteers will help remove curly dock from vernal pools. Register here.

Noble Oaks Preserve (Willamette Valley)
Saturday, April 25 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Join The Nature Conservancy and SOLVE Oregon for this event at Oregon’s newest Conservancy preserve, Noble Oaks! Volunteers will sort, stack, and load fence poles during this event. Register here.

Camassia Natural Area (Portland Area)
Sunday, April 26 from 9:30am to 2pm
Join The Nature Conservancy for this family friendly volunteer event. In celebration of Earth Day, volunteers will help remove invasive plant species. Register here.

MAY

Willow Creek Preserve (Eugene)
Saturday, May 9 from 9am to 12pm
Volunteers will help remove invasive species during this event. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly and prairie habitats in the Willamette Valley. Register here.

Boardman Grasslands Preserve (Central Oregon)
Saturday, May 16 to Sunday, May 17
Volunteers will remove non-native plants in the grassland restoration area. You can also help collect native wildflower seeds and assist with facilities maintenance. Register here.

JUNE

Cascade Head Preserve (Oregon Coast)
Saturday, June 6 from 10am to 4pm
Volunteers will perform trail work during this work party. Register here.

Powell Butte Nature Park (Portland)
Saturday, June 13 from 9am-12pm
Conservancy volunteers join forces with Portland Parks & Recreation and Hands on Portland for this family-friendly work party. Potential projects include trail work, invasive species removal, fence work and/or native plant maintenance. Register here.

Miami Wetlands (Oregon Coast)
Saturday, June 20 from 10am to 4pm
Volunteers will help control weeds and remove fence at this site. Register Here.

Table Rocks Preserve (Southwest Oregon)
Saturday, June 27 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Volunteers will drive to the top of Upper Table Rock to pull star thistle during this event. You will need a 4WD vehicle to access this site, or you can join the carpool from Medford. Register here.

JULY

Cascade Head Preserve (Oregon Coast)
Saturday, July 11 from 10am to 4pm
Volunteers are needed to help weed violet beds during this event. Register here.

Popcorn Swale Preserve (Southwest Oregon)
Saturday, July 11 from 9am to 3pm
During this work party, volunteers will help remove invasive teasel. Register here.

Willow Creek Preserve (Eugene)
Saturday, July 18 from 9am to 12pm
Volunteers will help collect seeds from native flowers and grasses during this event. You will also have the opportunity to learn about prairie restoration in the Willamette Valley. Register here.

Dunstan Homestead Preserve (Northeast Oregon)
Saturday, July 25 to Sunday, July 26
Volunteers will help remove teasel to improve native habitats during this event. Register here.

Nesika Beach Preserve (South Coast)
Saturday, July 25 from 10am to 3pm
Volunteers will help remove invasive species including English ivy, Scotch broom and holly. Register here.

AUGUST

Blind Slough Preserve (Oregon Coast)
Saturday, August 8 from 10am to 4pm
Volunteers are needed to remove invasive purple loosestrife, using canoes to navigate the preserve. Register here.

Sycan Marsh Preserve (Klamath Basin)
Saturday, August 15 to Sunday, August 16
Volunteers will help remove fence and paint during this two-day event. Register here.

Cascade Head Preserve (Oregon Coast)
Saturday, August 22 to Sunday, August 23
Volunteers will pull Queen Anne’s lace on Saturday and perform trail work on Sunday. Register here.

SEPTEMBER

Zumwalt Prairie Preserve (Northeast Oregon)
Saturday, September 12 to Sunday, September 13
Volunteers will remove fence for wildlife, prepare a prescribed fire unit, improve facilities, and remove noxious weeds during this event. Register here.

Juniper Hills Preserve (Central Oregon)
Saturday, September 19 to Sunday, September 20
Volunteers will help remove fence and old spring developments during this work party. Register here.

Cascade Head Preserve (Oregon Coast)
Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 3pm
Volunteers will weed and brush violet beds on the upper trail of Cascade Head. This event is followed by an end of the year Conservancy coast volunteer celebration, starting at 3:30pm. Register here.

OCTOBER
Tom McCall Preserve (Columbia River Gorge)
Saturday, October 17 from 9am to 4pm
Volunteers will help repair and reroute the hiking trail to McCall Point. Come prepared for heavy lifting and digging on steep hillsides. Register here.

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