2018 Volunteer Work Parties

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 orvolunteers@tnc.org or (503) 802-8100 with questions.  


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 

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