The Nature Conservancy’s Willamette Confluence Preserve near Eugene features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley and includes six miles of river corridor, floodplain forest, wetlands, upland oak woodlands and native prairie. The Conservancy is working with partners to reconnect the river to its historic floodplain across 20 ponds in this former gravel mining site. During this 4 mile mostly flat walking tour, volunteer docents will lead you around the Western (downstream) part of the preserve, highlighting the conservation efforts, human history, and natural wonders of areas in which restoration work began in 2016. Note that other tours will focus on the Middle and Eastern parts of the preserve.
Join Greenbelt Land Trust for a special nature writing workshop led by award-winning Oregon author and poet, Henry Hughes. This free workshop will take place at the Little Willamette conservation area along the Willamette River in Albany, OR. The outing will include a guided nature walk and writing discussion, personal writing time, and a group reading. Little Willamette is a private conservation area open only to GLT-led tours, so sign up today for this unique opportunity!
Come and explore Green Island, an incredible natural area just minutes from Eugene. The gates to Green Island will open to give you and your friends and family the time and space for exploration, recreation, and quiet reflection. Put on your walking shoes and immerse yourself where the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers come together. Activities include: guided nature explorations, fishing, tractor rides, and booths from conservation and land stewardship partners from throughout the Upper Willamette. Don’t miss this FREE, family friendly event