Friday, April 28, 2017

Family Exploration Day at Golden Gardens Park

Family Exploration Day

Saturday, May 6th


Golden Gardens Park

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 pack. WREN staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions. You can complete the wetland scavenger hunt or just explore on your own, it is up to you!

This event is FREE and families are encouraged!

Directions: Head west on Barger Avenue, turn right onto Golden Gardens Street. Park at the intersection  of Golden Gardens Street and Jessen Drive. Look for the WREN tent to check out your pack.

Contact Us: 541-338-7047

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 or 541-338-7047

Friday, April 7, 2017

April Wetland Wander at Oak Hill

Tuesday, April 11th
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