Oregon

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.  

APRIL

Celebrate Earth Month with The Nature Conservancy & our partners in conservation!

Saturday, April 21
Wilkes Creek Earth Day Celebration
 (9 am-12 pm) Join The Nature Conservancy, Portland Parks & Recreation and Columbia Slough Watershed Council for this family-friendly event in Northeast Portland. Volunteers will help plant native species, remove invasive plants and spread mulch in honor of Earth Day! Register here

Saturday, April 28
Kilchis Estuary (10 am-4 pm) –  Visit this tidal wetland site in Tillamook, learn about our estuarine restoration efforts and help the Conservancy remove flood debris. Register here

MAY

Saturday, May 5
Agate Desert (9 am-12 pm) – Bring your family, enjoy spring wildflowers and help protect this unique habitat near Central Point, OR. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and tour a recent prescribed burn. Register here.  
Kingston Prairie Preserve (10 am-2 pm) – Explore a native prairie in the central Willamette Valley (near Stayton), help remove invasive Scotch broom and English ivy, and view the spring wildflower bloom.
Register here.   

Saturday, May 19
Noble Oaks Preserve (9:30 am-3:30 pm) – Join The Nature Conservancy at this 470-acre preserve in the Willamette Valley near Willamina. Volunteers will remove wooden fence during this event and after the work we'll hike to view spring wildflowers.
Register here

JUNE

Saturday, June 2
Cascade Head Preserve (10 am-4 pm) – Lend a hand to this coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Volunteers are needed to remove invasive blackberry from this Conservancy site near Lincoln City.
Register here

Saturday, June 9
Powell Butte Nature Park (9 am-12 pm) – Join The Nature Conservancy and Portland Parks & Recreation for this family-friendly event in Southeast Portland. Volunteers will perform trail work, care for native plants and remove invasive species.
Register here

Saturday & Sunday, June 9-10
Sycan Marsh Preserve – Spend the weekend at this wetland site in the upper Klamath Basin, helping us repair and remove fence. We'll work a full day Saturday and a half day Sunday and volunteers are invited to spend Friday and/or Saturday nights camping with us.
Register here

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

July

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

AUGUST

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

SEPTEMBER

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

october

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 

Ashland Watershed

Protect What You Love

Forests, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains and the Ocean—they're what make Oregon the place we love to call home. 

GET TEXT UPDATES*

Stay Updated

Learn about the places you love and find out how you can help by signing up for Nature eNews.

I'm already on the list Read our privacy policy

Thank you for joining our online community!

We'll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates, and exciting stories.