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.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November Wetland Wander at Meadowlark Prairie

Tuesday, November 8th 
Meadowlark Prairie

Join WREN for a wander at this extremely popular birding and exploration site! We will be joined by naturalist Rick Ahrens and BLM Ecologist Sally Villegas to learn more about restoration projects on this site as we enjoy fall migration. 

Directions to Meadowlark Prairie: From West 11th, turn right onto Greenhill Rd. Travel to the overlook and park. From Royal Ave, turn left onto Greenhill Rd and park at the overlook across from Greenhill Humane Society. Look for WREN Staff.

For more information, please call (541) 338-7047 or email volunteer@wewetlands.org

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Play in the Rain Day 2016

Join WREN and the Youth in Nature Partnership this weekend for the 9th annual 
Play in the Rain Day!

WREN will be offering two "Animal Signs" walks at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. where we will learn how to identify tracks, scat, and other evidence of animal activity. Please meet at our booth in the White Oak Pavilion to participate in the walks. 

Other activities offered at the event will include Campfire Cooking, Tree Climbing, Nature Crafts, Hay Rides, Scavenger Hunts and more!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October Wetland Wander at Wild Iris Ridge

Tuesday, October 11th
Wild Iris Ridge
Join WREN for a special Wetland Wander at Wild Iris Ridge. The first hour of this month's wander will be led by City of Eugene Ecologist Emily Steel. Emily will be there to give participants a tour of city restoration projects at this location. A great opportunity to learn more about science-in-action in the Eugene area! The second half of the wander will be led by long-time WREN volunteer and mammal expert David Walp. Don't miss this special two-part wander to kick-off Autumn!
Directions to Wild Iris Ridge: From 18th and Bailey Hill Road head south on Bailey Hill, turn left onto Warren Street, sharp right onto Warren and then right onto Summit Terrace Drive. Right onto Bailey View Drive, follow Bailey View to its end to reach the park.

For more information please call (541) 338-7047 or email volunteer@wewetlands.org

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Family Exploration Day at Meadowlark Prairie

Saturday, October 8th
10 am-2 pm
Meadowlark Prairie
This family program is FREE to the public and provides unstructured observation, education, and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces. WREN staff and volunteers will be on hand to check-out nature exploration equipment and provide guidance for independent exploration of the wonders in the wetlands. Equipment available for check-out includes binoculars, bug nets and boxes, hand lenses, field guides and more!

Directions to Meadowlark Prairie: From West 11th, turn right onto Greenhill Rd. Travel to the overlook and park. From Royal Ave, turn left onto Greenhill Rd and park at the overlook across from Greenhill Humane Society. Look for WREN Staff and booth.