Thursday, April 26, 2018

Edison Elementary students investigating the Pacific chorus frog!

Monday, April 23, 2018

New WREN Program Coordinator!

We’re pleased to welcome our new Program Coordinator, Laura Maloney!

Laura grew up in northern Illinois where she spent her time exploring the wetlands and oak savannahs of her backyard. She graduated from Augustana College with a B.A. in World Religion and Art and from George Williams College with a M.S. in Environmental Education and Parks Administration. From there she moved around the country leading environmental and adventure education programs for youth in the states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. She has worked as a professional Interpretive Naturalist for over 15 years and has recently returned from living in Amsterdam, one of the greenest cities in Europe and, coincidently, an urban wetland! Laura is passionate about using nature as a tool for learning and enthusiastic about sharing her love of the outdoors with people of all ages. When she is not working, she spends her time practicing kundalini yoga, Ayurveda, painting, dancing, hiking, and gardening. 

Welcome Laura!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Wetland Wander at Golden Gardens!

Join WREN for our monthly Wetland Wander at Golden Gardens next Tuesday, April 10th, from 9:00-11:00am!

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 as well as dragonflies and birds aplenty.

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. WREN will provide binoculars.

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 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.