Oregon

2017 Volunteer Work Parties

If you have questions or would like to register a group of 5+, please contact orvolunteers@tnc.org or (503) 802-8100.   

MARCH

Tillamook Estuaries Work Party
Saturday, March 18 from 10am to 4pm in Tillamook
Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) coordinates the grow-out of native plant species for restoration efforts, including The Nature Conservancy's preserves in Tillamook County. During this event volunteers will help propagate, re-pot and weed around native plants. Register.

Woods Memorial Park Partnership Event
Saturday, March 25 from 9am to 12pm in SW Portland
Join The Nature Conservancy, Portland Parks & Recreation, SOLVE and the Friends of Woods Park for a morning of restoration activities. Volunteers will perform trail work, remove invasive plants and plant native species. No experience is necessary to join the fun and families are encouraged to participate. Register here

APRIL
Whetstone Savanna Work Party
Saturday, April 15 from 9am to 12pm near Medford
Whetstone Savanna is a spring wildflower haven and home to two federally listed endangered plants, as well as threatened vernal pool fairy shrimp. Join The Nature Conservancy and SOLVE for a family-friendly work party. Volunteers will help remove invasive curly dock from vernal pools to improve the native habitat. Register

Celebrate Earth Day on the Willamette Confluence
Saturday, April 22 from 10am to 12pm in Eugene
Where the Coast and Middle forks of the Willamette River meet, the Willamette Confluence provides habitat for salmon and other at-risk wildlife. Volunteers will remove English ivy during this family-friendly restoration event in partnership with SOLVE. After the work, join Conservancy staff on a short walking tour of our latest restoration project. Register

Camassia Natural Area Work Party
Saturday, April 29 from 9:30am to 2:30pm in West Linn
Camassia is a spring wildflower haven and contains many “small worlds”—from Oregon white oak-madrone woodlands to wet meadows. Volunteers will pull English ivy during this event, and families are encouraged to join. Register

MAY
Cascade Head Work Party
Saturday, May 6 from 10am to 4pm near Lincoln City
Cascade Head Preserve is a coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean that provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers, the threatened Oregon Silverspot Butterfly and the Cascade Head catchfly. Volunteers will help remove invasive blackberry, and the work includes a five-mile roundtrip hike with significant elevation gain. Register

Noble Oaks Fence Pull & Preserve Tour
Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 3pm near Willamina
This Willamette Valley site establishes a core habitat “anchor” for oak and prairie species in wine country between Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and the Conservancy's Yamhill Oaks preserve. Volunteers will help remove old wooden fence and enjoy a walking tour of the preserve. Register

Miami Wetlands Work Party
Saturday, May 20 from 10am to 4pm near Tillamook
Adjacent to Tillamook Bay, Miami Wetlands features restored wetlands that benefit northern red-legged frog, chum salmon, peregrine falcon and other at-risk wildlife. Volunteers will help remove invasive bindweed from our restoration plantings. Register

Lindsay Prairie & Boardman Grasslands Event
Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21 near Ione
These preserves are some of the Columbia Basin’s last remaining examples of native sage and grassland ecosystems. Volunteers will help repair and build fencing during this 2-day work party. Volunteers are welcome to stay at the Conservancy's property in Ione. Register. 

JUNE
Cascade Head Trail Work Event
Saturday, June 3 from 10am to 4pm near Lincoln City
This coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers, the threatened Oregon Silverspot Butterfly and the Cascade Head catchfly. During this event, volunteers will perform trail work. Register

Tending Our Ashland Forest
Saturday, June 3 from 8:30am to 12:30pm in Ashland
Join the Conservancy, City of Ashland and Lomakatsi Restoration Project for a morning of raking duff (accumulated old bark and debris) from the base of large old trees to protect them from fire damage. Register

Juniper Hills Bat Box Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, June 3-4, East of Prineville
This 14,000-acre preserve harbors ancient junipers, an outstanding diversity of bunch grasses and colorful earth formations. During this work party volunteers will build bat boxes for the preserve. We will work a full day on Saturday & half day on Sunday. Register. 

Powell Butte Work Party
Saturday, June 10 from 9am to 12pm in SE Portland 
The Nature Conservancy, Hands on Portland, and Portland Parks & Recreation are joining forces to perform trail work, invasive species removal, and native plant care. No experience is necessary & families are encouraged to join. Register

Kilchis Estuary Restoration Event
Saturday, June 17 from 10am to 4pm in Tillamook
In the southeast corner of the Tillamook Bay, tidal wetlands and Sitka spruce swamp habitat are being restored to improve habitat for native species, including Chinook, chum and coho salmon. Volunteers will remove barbed wire fence during this event. Register

Lawrence Memorial Grassland Work Party
Saturday, June 17 from 10am to 4pm near Shaniko (Central Oregon)
This site ​is home to the best remaining example of native, biscuit-scabland prairie in the Columbia Basin. Volunteers will repair fence, remove invasive species and enjoy a walking tour of the preserve. Register

Sycan Marsh Weekday Work Party
Tuesday & Wednesday, June 20-21 near Silver Lake
Sycan Marsh is a key site for wetland research and restoration, and is home to thousands of nesting and migrating birds, threatened fish and newly discovered aquatic creatures. During this work party, volunteers will remove invasive plants and old fencing. We’ll work a full day Tuesday and a half day Wednesday. Register

Upper Table Rock Restoration Event
Saturday, June 24 from 8:30am to 12:30 pm in Central Point
The Table Rocks are remnants of lava flows that filled the canyons of an ancient, meandering Rogue River over 7 million years ago. Atop these mesas is a mosaic of grassy mounds, stony flats and vernal, or seasonal, ponds. During this family-friendly event, volunteers will pull invasive star thistle. Register.


 

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