Friday, May 1, 2015

WREN's 9th Annual Walkin' & Rollin'


Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us in the Wetlands for a FREE, family-friendly event! 

Whether you walk, bike, scoot or trike, board, or blade, come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of American Wetlands Month. Enjoy a scenic adventure along the Fern Ridge Bike Path, through the last 0.5% of Oregon’s Wetland Prairie. Learn about this unique ecosystem, in Eugene’s own back yard. Journey from Euphoria Chocolate Company, at the corner of Bertelsen Road and Stewart Road, to the Terry Street Railroad Bridge.

Get your Wetlands Passport stamped at each booth to win fabulous prizes! Prizes donated by: Cascades Raptor Center, City of Eugene Aquatics, City of Eugene Recreation, Euphoria Chocolate Company, Mountain Rose Herbs, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, REI, Science Factory, and others.

Parking:
Euphoria Chocolate Co., 4090 Stewart Road
WREN, 751 S. Danebo Avenue
Data Logic, 959 Terry Street


For more information: call 541-338-7047 or email info@wewetlands.org.

WREN’s Wetland Wander Eight Thousand Years of Dirt! Legacy of Mt. Mazama: Special WEW Soils Program



Tuesday, May 12th
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

















Join us for a very special Wetland Wander. Morning and early afternoon activities include: (indoors), Geopmorphologist Karin Baitis will present her research into the soils of the wetlands and discuss its implications, using a PowerPoint presentation. Hands-on activities will let audience members touch clay samples and other soils; we'll see ash from Mt. St. Helens, and see tools used in soils studies. WREN will provide light refreshments.


 













Karin will then lead us on a field trip through our local wetlands. She will core the gray clay and show wetland features such as soil layers, hummocks and vernal pools, and explain changes in the landscape and how they relate to conservation and water quality. BRING A LUNCH AND ALL WEATHER WEAR.


Preregistration required. 
Contact Susanna Hamilton @ 541.338.7046