Elizabeth Goward, Volunteer Coordinator
McKenzie River Trust
(541) 345-2799 ext. 109


Sunday, November 17th
10am - 2:00pm


Green Island 
The property has no address but the last house on the drive is located at

31668 Green Island Rd. 

 Eugene, OR 97408


Green Island by Mary Duke

Trout Unlimted Volunteer Day | Sunday, Novemeber 17th 10am - 2pm

Explore new waters with McKenzie River Trust. McKenzie River Trust protects natural areas to benefit fish, wildlife, and the people of the Willamette Valley and beyond. Join us as we work to protect, connect, and restore the lands and rivers that make this area such an inspiring place to live, work, and play



Aerial photo of Green Island floodplain - Willamette River. Photo by Marty Nill



  • All Materials Provided (BYO waders if you prefer them)
  • Help plant and care for a riparian forest
  • Tour of CARP restoration project included
  • Connect to the land through volunteerism

For this project,TU members will be helping to restore the 1,100 acre island through planting and tree care. Work will include in-stream willow staking, and helping to mulch trees planted last spring as a part of this large scale restoration project. 

Restoring Floodplain Forests on Green Island

Restoring the floodplain forest is a key element to enhancing the habitat on Green Island for native wildlife. To date over 500,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted on the property. These trees will grow to become a gallery forest and provide refuge for birds, bugs, frogs, beavers, and all the creatures that visit and live on this land.

We are also enhancing natural river flow processes on Green Island including flooding, channel migration, groundwater interaction, and formation of backwater areas. Since 2007, more than 5,600 feet of levees have been removed from the Island, permitting high waters to flow through swales and portions of the property which were blocked off from the river for over 35 years. Bringing back the river’s flow to these channels provides critical habitat for juvenile spring Chinook and Oregon Chub.