Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Earth Day with WREN

Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day! 
The first Earth Day was celebrated 47 years ago in 1970. Did you know recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to watch 3 hours of TV? ...And it takes less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to manufacture new ones! On average, people toss out about 4 pounds of garbage every day. If all newspapers were recycled, it would save one quarter of a billion trees EVERY year! What are you doing this Earth Day to support our beautiful planet?  

Looking for something to do? 

Dig down to learn the deep history of the West Eugene Wetlands through an exploration of its soil! What does Crater Lake have to do with the West Eugene Wetlands? Why does our soil contain so much clay? We will answer these questions and more at WREN’s special Earth Day Soils Program. From the Missoula Floods to the eruption of Mt. Mazama, this presentation will span over 10,000 years of geologic history. Led by geomorphologist Karin Baitis, the program will cover geologic research methods and tools, what geologic knowledge can do for land conservation, identifying wetland soil features, and will include a field trip into the wetlands. Please come prepared for the weather with boots that can get dirty! We will break midday, please bring a sack lunch. This program is recommended for adults

This free event has limited space, please contact WREN to reserve your spot at info@wewetlands.org or 541-338-7047

Friday, April 7, 2017

April Wetland Wander at Oak Hill

Tuesday, April 11th
9am-11am
Oak Hill

WREN’s FIRST Wetland Wander at this location! Learn all about this essential oak habitat from Sally Villegas and other BLM ecologists and see first-hand restoration in action.

Directions to Oak Hill: Head west of Green Hill Road on Royal Avenue. Turn left onto Oak Hill Cemetery Road--follow to end. Park along Oak Hill Cemetery Road and meet at the gate.

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Family Exploration Days are Back!

Family Exploration Day
Saturday, April 1st
10am-2pm
Tsanchiifin Walk

It is that time of year again--come discover the West Eugene Wetlands with your family in a day of unstructured, independent exploration!

We provide a backpack of binoculars, field guides, bug net, hand magnifier, and bug boxes, you bring your curiosity and sense of adventure! Drop by anytime between 10am and 2pm to check out your backpack. WREN staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions. This event is FREE and families are encouraged!

Participants should park in the West Eugene Wetlands Partnership Office lot at 751 S. Danebo Ave. Eugene, OR 97402. Or, take the Fern Ridge Bike Path west of the Beltline underpass and look for the red house on the hill! Look for the WREN tent to check out your pack.

Questions? Contact Us:
541-338-7047
info@wewetlands.org

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