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.   

JULY
Sutton Lake Work Party 
Saturday, July 15 from 10am to 4pm near Florence
Sutton Lake Marsh is a beautiful coastal preserve dominated by native shrubs like crabapple and willows. Volunteers will remove invasive English ivy and Scotch broom during this event. Register.

Popcorn Swale Volunteer Event
Saturday July 15 from 8:30 to 11:30am near Roseburg
This site is home to one of the best remaining examples of Umpqua Valley wet prairie, and the federally endangered rough popcorn flower as well as other rare plants. We will remove teasel during this family-friendly event. Register.

Cascade Head Pinnacle Work Party 
Saturday, July 22 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. We will remove Canada thistle from the Pinnacle, an area of the preserve that is closed to the public. Register 

AUGUST 
Blind Slough Swamp Event 

Saturday & Sunday, August 5-6 near Astoria
This area is home to Oregon’s best remaining Sitka spruce swamp and it provides habitat along the Columbia River for bald eagle, osprey and river otter. Volunteers will remove invasive purple loosestrife from two sites on the Columbia River during this work party. On Saturday, we will work on foot at the North Coast Land Conservancy's Wolf Bay Preserve, and on Sunday, we will work from canoes at The Nature Conservancy's Blind Slough Swamp. Register

Willow Creek Restoration Work Party
Saturday, August 19 from 9am to noon in Eugene
Willow Creek's native grasslands, ash woodlands and perennial streams provide the best remaining example of native wet prairie habitats in the southern Willamette Valley. During this work party, volunteers will collect native wildflower seed for use in future prairie restoration. Register.

Sycan Marsh Astrology Work Party
Sunday & Monday, August 20-21 near Silver Lake
You are invited to spend an Astrological weekend at Sycan Marsh! Volunteers will remove fence and improve facilities during this event, working a full day Sunday and a half day Monday. On Sunday night we will have the opportunity to explore the night sky, and hopefully see meteors from the Perseid meteor shower. On Monday we will experience the solar eclipse. Learn more & register.

Cascade Head Weekend Work Party
Saturday & Sunday, August 26-27 in Lincoln City
Join us for a two-day work party on this coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Volunteers will gather seeds from native grassland species and/or pull Queen Anne’s lace. The work involves a four+ mile hike with elevation gain and may require volunteers to hike off trail and stand on uneven ground while working. Register.

SEPTEMBER
Cascade Head End of the Season Work Party

Saturday, September 9 from 10am-4pm in Lincoln City
This preserve is a coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean. During this event, we will be gathering seeds from native grassland species to be used in future restoration. Volunteers can also pull invasive weeds. The work includes a three+ mile round trip hike with elevation gain. After the work, stick around for an end of the season coast volunteer recognition party from 4-6 pm. Register.

Zumwalt Prairie Weekend Work Party
Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17 near Enterprise
This preserve is home to a wide diversity of plants and animals and is most noted for its diversity of nesting raptors, expansive grasslands, and spectacular views of the Wallowa and Seven Devils Mountain ranges. Volunteers will repair fence, prepare a prescribed fire unit, remove invasive species and/or improve facilities. We’ll work a full day on Saturday and a half day Sunday. Register

Connect with Nature at Mt. Tabor Park
Saturday, September 30 in SE Portland
Help restore Mt. Tabor Park by removing invasive species, maintaining native plants and performing trail maintenance. After the work, stick around for a celebratory event with local food and live music! Register.

OCTOBER
Willow Creek Restoration Event

Saturday, October 14 from 10am to 1pm in Eugene
Willow Creek's native grasslands, ash woodlands and perennial streams provide the best remaining example of native wet prairie habitats in the southern Willamette Valley. During this work party, volunteers will collect native wildflower seed for use in future prairie restoration. Register

Sycan Marsh Weekend Work Party
Saturday & Sunday, October 14-15 near Silver Lake
This vast, verdant wetland in the upper reaches of the Klamath Basin 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 old fencing and improve preserve facilities. We’ll work a full day Saturday and a half day Sunday. Register

Tom McCall Trail Work Party
Saturday, October 21 from 9am to 4pm
Tom McCall is home to one of Oregon's most impressive displays of spring wildflowers and more than 200 plant species, including grass widows, prairie stars, shooting stars, balsamroot, lupine and Indian paintbrush. During this event, volunteers will be performing trail maintenance on the McCall Point trail. Tasks include brushing the trail corridor, reshaping the trail surface, and cleaning water bars and dips. Learn more & register.

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