McKenzie River Trust: Protecting Special Lands


Liz Lawrence 
McKenzie River Trust 


Wednesday August 22, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM PDT

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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 August 22nd Volunteer Work Party

In the midsummer months, the native trees and shrubs that have been planted to restore Green Island need support to thrive. We'll be focusing our efforts on protecting trees from browsing by deer which are abundant on this land. Help us assemble browse protectors to let the tree grow bigger!
  • 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 MRT staff 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 if you do not have your own. 
Your RSVP is required. A map and extra details will be emailed ahead of the event to all registered volunteers.