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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 or  call (503) 802-8100. 


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.


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.


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.

Mt. Tabor Park (Portland)
Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bring your friends, your family or just yourself and connect with nature at Mt. Tabor Park! During this partnership event with Portland Parks & Recreation, you can help restore Mt. Tabor by removing invasive species, maintaining native species and performing trail maintenance. After the work, stick around for a celebratory event with local food and live music! Register here.


Tillamook Estuary

Saturday, October 10 from 10 am to 3 pm
Conservancy volunteers join forces with the Northwest Oregon Partnership (NORP) for this event. NORP coordinates growth of locally adapted native plants for restoration efforts in eight counties in northwest Oregon, and The Nature Conservancy is one of 30 organizations participating in this program. During the work party, volunteers will help plant cuttings from various shrub species for future restoration. Register here.

Tom McCall Preserve (Columbia River Gorge)
Saturday, October 17 from 9 am to 4 pm
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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