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.

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

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 

WREN’s Family Exploration Day at Golden Gardens Ponds

Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Springtime is an exciting time to explore the West Eugene Wetlands with your family!”

This family program is FREE to the public and provides unstructured observation, education, and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces.  WREN staff and volunteers will be on hand to check-out nature exploration equipment (backpacks containing field guides, hand magnifiers, bug boxes, as well as bug nets, macroinvertebrate/pond dipping supplies, and binoculars) and provide guidance for independent exploration of the wonders in the wetlands.

Participants are asked to meet at the pull-off located north of Barger Drive, at the intersection of Golden Gardens Street and Jessen Drive. Participants should bring water and wear sturdy shoes. WREN will provide binoculars.

For more information call 541.338.7047 or email