Monday, September 24, 2018

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who gave back to the land, this Saturday, during our National Public Lands Day event! Volunteers helped us plant native trees and flowers, remove invasive blackberry, and painted a wetland-themed mural! We all enjoyed a morning of comradery and tasty treats donated by local Grizzlies Brand and KIND bar. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands day aims to get people connected with the public lands in their community and is the largest single-day volunteer effort in the nation. This year, WREN is partnering with the BLM to highlight the resiliency of public lands.

Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Time: 9 A.M.- 12 P.M.
Location: 751 S. Danebo Ave, Eugene

Bring your family and friends, students, and coworkers to spend the morning giving back to our community spaces! Volunteers will pull invasive species, help paint a mural, plant natives, pick up trash and more.

Please come prepared wearing close-toed shoes, pants, weather-appropriate apparel, and gloves (we can provide gloves to those who don't have them) . We will be working rain or shine!

All participants will receive a free t-shirt, parks pass, snacks, and refreshments.
This is a family-friendly event, no experience necessary!

To learn more, please contact WREN's Program Coordinator, Laura Maloney. Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wetland Wander

Thank you to all those that attended our Wetland Wander this Tuesday at Coyote Spencer Wetlands and to our guides, Don from McKenzie River Trust and local naturalist and master tracker, David Walp. We enjoyed finding signs of elk, black bear, coyote, beaver, and deer, learning about the history behind this land parcel, and McKenzie River Trust's restoration work to keep it beautiful. 

We hope you will join us next month on October 9th at Golden Gardens where Lauri Holt will walk us through some of the City's newest projects. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September Wetland Wander

Wetland Wander

Date: Tuesday, September 11th 
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Coyote Spencer Wetlands
Directions: There is no parking available for the public at the Coyote Spencer Wetlands. Please meet WREN staff under the the tall fir trees in the Lowe's parking lot at 3595 W. 11th at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. We will be leaving for the site no later than 8:45 a.m. Please be prompt.
Walk Leader: Dave Walp, Volunteer at McKenzie River Trust 
Free Program!

Located where Coyote and Spencer Creeks come together in the Long Tom River Watershed, the Coyote Spencer Wetlands contains over three miles of streams and 158 acres of mixed forest and wet meadows. The exceptional variety of native plants on the property can be found in few other places in the Willamette Valley. Please join Naturalist Dave Walp in an exploration of this unique habitat.

Wetland Wanders are casual walks through the West Eugene Wetlands. Walks are free and open to the public. Bring water, binoculars, close-toed shoes and appropriate layers.