Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Turtle Wetland Wander

Tuesday, March 14th
9am-11am
Golden Gardens Park

Want to learn more about Oregon's native turtles? Join WREN and City of Eugene ecologist Lauri Holts for a special TURTLE themed wander! Golden Gardens Park provides year-round water and protected habitat for the western pond turtle, and they are often spotted sunning on logs in its ponds.

Directions to Golden Gardens Park: From Hwy 99, west on Barger, Right on Golden Gardens Street. Meet at the intersection of Golden Gardens Street and Jessen Drive.

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: 
call 541-338-7047 
email info@wewetlands.org

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Special Lichen Walk

Wednesday, March 8th

9am-11am

Wild Iris Ridge

Rescheduled after the ice storm in January, our Wild Iris Ridge exploration of Willamette Valley lichens with lichenologist Daphne Stone is back on! 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!

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 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: 
call 541-338-7047 
email info@wewetlands.org

Friday, February 17, 2017

Spring Volunteer Orientation

Interested in Volunteering for WREN but 

don’t know what opportunities 

there are?


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 volunteer@wewetlands.org or 541-338-7047

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February Wetland Wander at Willow Creek

Tuesday, February 14th
9am-11am
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:
call 541-338-7047
email info@wewetlands.org

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Lichen Wetland Wander

Tuesday, January 10th
9am-11am
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!

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 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:
call 541-338-7047