Friday, May 3, 2013

WREN's 7th Annual Walkin' & Rollin' through the West Eugene Wetlands

WREN’s 7th Annual Walkin’ & Rollin’ through the West Eugene Wetlands
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Willamette Resources & Educational Network (WREN) will hold its 7th Annual ‘Walkin’ & Rollin’ Event on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event is free, open to the public and encourages participants to explore the West Eugene Wetlands by biking, rolling or walking the Fern Ridge Bike Path between Bailey Hill and Terry Street. Local experts and organizations will have educational displays highlighting the many wonders of the wetlands and participants receive a Wetland Passport they can have stamped at each booth for a chance to win prizes in a drawing.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy our beautiful spring weather while discovering our connection with this vital and diverse part of our community,” said Susanna Hamilton, WREN Staff & Volunteer Coordinator and Environmental Educator. “Whether you ride, scoot, walk or skate, join us to celebrate American Wetlands Month.”

Maps and passports can be picked up on Saturday, May 11th, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life, located at 3870 W. 11th Ave., at the WREN booth across from the yurt on the Fern Ridge Bicycle Path, or at the BLM booth at the railroad bridge along the bike path south of Terry Street.

For more information call 541.338.7047 or email
Rain or Shine!


WREN's Family Exploration Day at Golden Gardents Ponds

Saturday, May 18, 2013

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get your feet wet! Catch insects, investigate plants, watch wildlife, and enjoy experiential learning in nature. WREN staff and volunteers will be on hand to check out nature exploration equipment. 

Park at the intersection of Golden Gardens St. and Jessen Dr. Please bring a picnic lunch or snack, water, and dress for the weather (including waterproof boots or shoes if it's wet outside).

Rain or Shine!

For more information please call 541.338.7047 or email


WREN's Wetland Wander at Wild Iris Ridge

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Explore the West Eugene Wetlands at our monthly Wetland Wander held this month at Wild Iris Ridge. Owned by the City of Eugene, the 228 acres of Wild Iris Ridge boasts a range of plant communities including upland prairie and oak savanna, excellent wildlife habitat, stunning vistas and varied topography.

Participants are asked to park on Bailey View Drive in Eugene, walk to the end of the street, and meet our group at the entrance. Participants should bring water and wear sturdy shoes. WREN will provide binoculars.

For more information call 541.338.7047 or email