Tuesday, March 13, 2018

WREN is hiring!

Program Coordinator with WREN
WREN seeks a motivated and skilled individual, with a strong background and experience in environmental education, to serve as our program coordinator. WREN's mission is to engage learners and increase their appreciation for wetlands and other natural communities, share our community's commitment to sustainability, as we serve as part of Eugene Rivers to Ridges partnerships. They will direct a variety of environmental education programming to reach youth, adults, and families. The program’s focus on preserving and increasing wetland habitats, with their diversity of plants and animals, and how wetlands provide a variety of ecosystems services as part of the complex of projects in the West Eugene Wetlands.
Position: average annual FTE is 0.75 (.5 to 1.0 seasonally), non-exempt Reports to: WREN Board's Staff Liaison
Location: WREN's West Eugene Wetlands office and local travel Purpose: The WREN Program Coordinator is to:
  • Help fulfill WREN's environmental education mission of teaching classes and workshops, leading educational field trips for youth and adults, and providing educational outreach activities;
  • Schedule, promote and coordinate WREN’s programs;
  • Provide a variety of office and logistical support for programs including preparing
    materials, coordinating with partners, and keeping records;
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate the volunteers that perform WREN’s educational and
    community outreach activities and events including supervision of program interns; and
  • Serve as the primary office contact.
    Position begins April 1st or until filled. We will accept applications (cover letter related to the applicant's goals and their connections to WREN, and a current resume) until the position is filled. Please send materials to Ryan Collay at employment@wewetlands.org

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Volunteer with WREN!

We will be offering two new volunteer trainings! We will introduce you to WREN's programs, the volunteer opportunities available, and train you in our field trip content. Light refreshments will be served. We will also be offering a refresher for those who have volunteered with WREN in the past.

New Volunteer Trainings:
Saturday, March 10th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wednesday, March 14th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Return Volunteer Training:
Saturday, March 17th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

All volunteer training will be held at the West Eugene Wetlands Partnership Office (WREN Headquarters) at 751 S Danebo Ave., Eugene, OR 97402. Please contact Dave for more information or to RSVP at info@wewetlands.org or 541-338-7047.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

WREN's Wetland Wander at Willow Creek!

WREN's Wetland Wander this month will be on Tuesday, March 13th, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. 

Join Matt Benotsch, Willamette Valley Stewardship Coordinator, on a tour of the restoration work being done in the Willow Creek Natural Area! There will be much insight into the rehabilitation and management of this key habitat.

Directions: Follow 18th Street west of Bertelsen. Please park in pull-outs on the north side of the street. Look for WREN staff.

Wetland Wanders are casual walks through the West Eugene Wetlands. Walks are free and open to the public. Bring water and appropriate layers, WREN will provide binoculars.

Monday, February 5, 2018

February 13th Wetland Wander

WREN's Wetland Wander this month will be next week, February 13th from 9-11. We'll be walking at Wild Iris Ridge.

Directions to Wild Iris Ridge: From west 18th, turn south onto Bailey Hill Road. Turn left on Warren St. and go 1/3 mile; Turn right to stay on Warren Street. Turn right on Summit Terrace. Turn right again on Bailey View and follow it to the end.

WREN Wanders are casual walks through various West Eugene Wetlands sites. 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 call 541-338-7047 or email info@wewetlands.org

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wetland Wander at Stewart Pond

Wetland Wander at Meadowlark Prairie
Tuesday, January 9th
Stewart Pond
Join Dave Pete, WREN Program Coordinator, on a walk at Stewart Pond Disc Golf Course. Dave will bring the new interpretive panels that WREN created and tour the ecology of each hole on the course. Participants are welcome to bring discs as well as binoculars while we play and/or walk the course.
Directions: From West 11th Ave, turn north onto Bertelsen Road. Turn right onto Stewart Road, follow until end and park in gravel parking lot. 3853-4099 Stewart Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
Wetland Wanders are casual walks through the West Eugene Wetlands. Walks are free and open to the public. Bring water and appropriate layers, WREN will provide binoculars and extra discs.