Friday, February 17, 2017
We will be offering two general new-volunteer orientation meetings in early March so you can get to know WREN a little better, and see what goes into environmental education behind-the-scenes! The orientation will introduce you to WREN's programs and the volunteer opportunities available. Light refreshments will be served.
The orientations will be held on
Saturday, March 4th from 10-11am and
Thursday, March 9th at 12-1pm
at 751 S Danebo Ave in Eugene.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Katrina at email@example.com or 541-338-7047
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Tuesday, February 14th
Willow Creek Natural Area
Join WREN this Valentine's Day for an exploration of Willow Creek Natural Area! Managed by the Nature Conservancy, Willow Creek spans over 500 acres of native wet and upland prairie. The land provides essential habitat for a number of threatened and endangered species, particularly the Fender's blue butterfly, which relies on the remnant upland prairie's lupine plants--the primary food source for the butterfly larvae. This walk will be guided by Nature Conservancy employee Matt Benotsch, who will offer insight into the restoration and management of this key habitat.
Directions to Willow Creek Natural Area: Follow 18th Street west of Bertelsen. Please park in pull-outs on the north side of the street. Look for WREN staff.
WREN Wanders are casual walks through various West Eugene Wetlands sites the second Tuesday of every month. These exciting opportunities are FREE to the public and provide observation, education and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces. Participants should bring water and wear sturdy shoes. WREN will provide binoculars.
For more information:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Tuesday, January 10th
Wild Iris Ridge
Ring in the New Year with WREN and lichenologist Daphne Stone for a special lichen-themed Wetland Wander! Hosted this month at Wild Iris Ridge, owned by the City of Eugene, this 228 acre property boasts a wide range of plant communities, including upland prairie and oak savanna, excellent wildlife habitat, stunning vistas, and...lichens!
WREN Wanders are casual walks through various West Eugene Wetlands sites each second Tuesday of every month. These exciting opportunities are FREE to the public and provide observation, education and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces. WREN staff and volunteers will guide this walk. Participants should bring water and wear muck boots. WREN will provide binoculars.
For more information:
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 13th
9am - 11amBird expert Dave Bontrager will lead our group back to Hansen See-Sil and discuss birds wintering in this unique habitat. Don't forget to bring your binoculars and to wear tall boots, as this location is wet this time of year!
Directions to Hansen See-Sil: Head west to the end of Royal Avenue toward Fern Ridge Reservoir. Park in the ODFW lot if you have a permit, otherwise please park along Royal Ave. Look for WREN Staff.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Join fellow Oregonians across the state in the #OregoniansGive campaign!
Celebrate generosity and care for your fellow community members this holiday season and donate to help support youth in nature. Visit us today at Oregonians Give to easily donate to a worthy cause. WREN has a number of new projects planned for 2017, read on to see what programs your donation will make possible!
WREN's 2017 plans include:
- Continuing our fund raising campaign for a new, mobile classroom to shelter children and adults during inclement weather.
- Developing new environmental education curricula for Bethel Fifth Graders to learn about and perform water testing along Amazon Creek.
- Designing interpretive signs that will be installed at the new disc golf course near Stewart Pond, and designing and leading field trips at the site.
- Developing new curricula for 4J English Language Learner students to learn science and math concepts through hands-on outdoor learning experiences.
- Collaborating with the City of Eugene and Bureau of Land Management on a new project to train the next generation of land stewards.