McKenzie River Trust: Protecting Special Lands


Liz Lawrence 
McKenzie River Trust 


Monday July 16, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM PDT

Add to my calendar 


Green Island 
Coburg, OR

Green Island map from 2011 Management Plan

Lend a Hand: Volunteer on Green Island!

Aerial photo of Green Island floodplain - Willamette River. Photo by Marty Nill
Get your boots on the ground and your hands dirty volunteering with Green Island Project Manager Chris Vogel! You’ll help with tree maintenance and learn more about habitat restoration as you care for this unique site.

Abundant floodplain forest, backwater sloughs, and multiple channels of the mainstem Willamette await you. Located just below the confluence of the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, Green Island is the McKenzie River Trust’s largest protected property at more than 1,000 acres.

Photo: Green Island's dynamic floodplain along the Willamette River. Photo by Marty Nill.

About the July 16th Volunteer Work Party

In the midsummer months, newly planted native trees and shrubs need support to thrive. We'll be focusing our efforts on this essential vegetation maintenance by mulching recently planted natives in an area where a former levee once stood for 40 years. 
  • This volunteer opportunity is open to all ages. 
  • Be prepared to walk about 1 mile on level terrain from the parking area to the work site. 
  • After the work party, enjoy a BYO sack lunch and the scenery on the banks of the river, or join Chris for a tour of the Island.
  • You should bring: hat, plenty of water, sunscreen, boots, and work clothing. Sack lunch optional.
  • MRT will provide: Snacks, tools, and gloves. 
Your RSVP is required. A map and extra details will be emailed ahead of the event to all registered volunteers.