Oregon

2016 Volunteer Work Parties

Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped us preserve Oregon’s natural heritage in 2016. Below are some early season opportunities, and stay tuned for a full calendar of 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.   

JANUARY
Thanks for your interest in our events at Powell Butte Nature Park & Tom McCall Preserve. Unfortunately all January activities have been canceled due to the extreme winter conditions. We hope you will consider joining one of the events below. 

FEBRUARY
Wilkes Creek Headwaters Partnership Event
Saturday, February 4 from 9am to 12pm in NE Portland
The Nature Conservancy is joining forces with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for this volunteer event. Wilkes Creek flows into the Columbia Slough, so its protection is part of a greater effort for a healthy watershed. During this work party, volunteers will be planting native species, mulching and weeding. No experience is necessary and families are welcome to join. Register here.

Tom McCall Preserve 
Saturday, February 18 from 9 am to 4 pm in Mosier, OR
Tom McCall Preserve sits on a high promontory overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. Located between Hood River and The Dalles, it lies in the transition zone between the drier climate of eastern Oregon and the moist maritime climate of the west. We are rerouting the hiking trail to McCall Point and would love your help! Tasks include tread grading, seeding, trail construction, water bar cleaning and obliterating old trail. Come prepared for heavy lifting and digging on steep hillsides. This work is best suited for adults, but high school youth can join with their parents. Register here.  

MARCH

Tillamook Estuaries Work Party
Saturday, March 18 from 10am to 4pm in Tillamook, OR
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. Learn more & register here.

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

Ashland Watershed

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