Friday, July 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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Michaels Landing, Corvallis (Boat Launch) 
NW 1st St
Latitude 44.56939, Longitude -123.25592
Corvallis, OR 97330

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Vanessa Heilmann 
Willamette Riverkeeper 

Aquatic Invasive Species
 Paddle & Pull Event




WHAT: Join Willamette Riverkeeper, Benton Soil & Water Conservation District, and Oregon Parks & Recreation Department to help hand pull aquatic invasive species, Ludwigia (water-primrose), Nymphoides peltata (yellow floating heart), Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrotfeather) and others on the Willamette River along the Corvallis to Albany stretch. These particular species are listed under ODA's Noxious Weed Control Program and are rated due to the negative impacts they have on the native vegetation, fish & wildlife habitat, water quality and overall watershed health. This will be an on-water event, so some river experience reccomended. Ten tandem canoes for volunteers will be provided by Willamette Riverkeeper.

If you are interested in learning identification tips, safe removal methods, how to report & dispose of invasive weeds, and have some fun on the river, then this is the perfect event for you!

WHEN: Thursday, July 15th from 9:00am - 4:30pm

WHERE: We will be meeting at Michael's Landing Boat Ramp in Corvallis, dropping off boats (staff guarded) and driving vehicles to Hyak Park in Albany. From there we will shuttle folks back to the put in (Michael's Landing), and get on the water from there. See link and map below for location.


* We will first meet at Michael's Landing and shuttle vehicles from there.

DETAILS: Dress for the weather and a day on the water, where you might also get muddy. Waterproof shoes preferable. Bring PFD, Canoe or Kayak with paddles. Please bring plenty of water, lunch (to enjoy at Tripp Island), and sunscreen. Willamette Riverkeeper will have 10 tandem canoes to loan out for the day and each will include 2 PFD's & 2 paddles.  

* If you'd like to borrow a canoe, be sure to secure one while completing your registration for the event. 

* If you need help shuttling vehicles please sign up while completing registration and we will reach out via email for more details.

COVID: Willamette Riverkeeper will be following state and local guidelines. At this time we are not requiring masks during the event, with the exception of the shuttle, however this is subject to change. So please bring a mask if you will need help shuttling vehicles. Participants are still welcome to wear a mask during the entire event if preferred. Social distancing is encouraged. 

Minors are welcome to join this event with an attentive adult who can sign their participation waiver and be present at the event.

QUESTIONS: Contact event coordinator, Vanessa, at vanessa@willametteriverkeeper.org