Restoration work parties are a great way to lend a hand to nature and learn about the Conservancy's current projects and partnerships. Below are the details and instructions for participating in restoration work parties. Registration is required and additional event details are offered during the registration process. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 802-8100 with questions.
Saturday, June 23
Sandy River Gorge Preserve (9 am-4 pm) – Join The Nature Conservancy at this old-growth forest site 20-miles east of Portland. Volunteers will help remove invasive plants that threaten this special native habitat. The work involves a strenuous 3-mile hike. Register here.
Saturday, June 30
Upper Table Rock (8:30 am-12:30 pm) – Explore the Table Rocks, remnant lava flows that filled the canyons of an ancient, meandering Rogue River. Volunteers will remove invasive star thistle and collect native seed at this site north of Medford. Register here.
Saturday, July 7
Nesika Beach (10 am-3 pm) – Help The Nature Conservancy remove invasive species on the Southern Oregon Coast. Volunteers will pull English ivy, Scotch broom and holly at this conservation project near Gold Beach. Register here.
Saturday, July 14
Popcorn Swale Preserve (8:30 -11:30 am) – Visit this unique Umpqua Valley site north of Roseburg and learn about the rare and endangered rough popcornflower. Volunteers will help remove invasive teasel. Register here.
Saturday & Sunday, July 14-15
Juniper Hills Preserve – Spend the weekend exploring and giving back to this Central Oregon site southeast of Prineville. Volunteers will remove fence, working a full day Saturday and half day Sunday. Everyone is invited to camp on the preserve Friday and Saturday nights. Register here.
Satuday, July 21
Cascade Head Preserve (10 am-4 pm) – Lend a hand to this coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Volunteer will pull Canada thistle and collect native seed on the pinnacle, an area of the preserve that is closed to the public. Register here.
Saturday & Sunday, August 11-12
Cascade Head Preserve – Spend the weekend exploring and giving back to this preserve overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Lincoln City. Volunteers will gather native seed and remove Queen Anne’s lace during this two-day event. You are welcome to participate in only one day and everyone is invited to spend Friday and/or Saturday nights camping with us. Register here.
Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26
Blind Slough Swamp Preserve – Spend the weekend exploring and giving back to this Sitka spruce swamp near Astoria. Volunteers will remove invasive purple loosestrife on land on Saturday and by canoe on Sunday. You must attend on Saturday to participate on Sunday. Register here.
Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9
Zumwalt Prairie Preserve – Join us at this Eastern Oregon grassland site overlooking the Wallowa and Seven Devils mountain ranges. Volunteers will repair fence, perform trail work, remove invasive species and improve facilities. We'll work a full day Saturday and a half day Sunday, and everyone is invited to camp on the preserve Friday and Saturday nights. Register here.
Saturday, September 22
Cascade Head Preserve (10 am-4 pm) – Lend a hand to this coastal promontory near Lincoln City. Volunteers will collect native seed and remove invasive blackberry. After the work you’re invited to join an end of season celebration for coast volunteers. Register here.
Saturday, September 29
Mt. Tabor Park (9:30 am-2 pm) – The Nature Conservancy is joining forces with Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Mt. Tabor Park for our 5th annual partnership event at Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland. Lend a hand to the park and celebrate conservation in Oregon! Register here.
Saturday, October 13
Tom McCall Preserve (9 am-4 pm) – Lend a hand in the Columbia River Gorge and help us reroute the trail to McCall Point. Tasks include trail brushing, water bar cleaning and trail construction. This is a strenuous volunteer event best suited for adults. Register here.
Willow Creek Preserve (10 am-2 pm) – Visit this native prairie habitat near Eugene, plant seeds and plants, and learn about the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly. Register here.