Town Hall Meeting: The Future of Restoration at Elijah Bristow State park

Lowell State Recreation Area 850 Shore Line Dr, Lowell, OR

Join us for a town hall meeting to learn more about habitat restoration at Elijah Bristow State Park and how you can get involved. Watershed council staff, State Park staff, and technical team experts will be available to answer questions about the planning process and will also share other opportunities to get more involved. Light […]

What Time Will Tell: Monitoring Over Time at Elijah Bristow State Park – Virtual Talk

Ongoing monitoring is key to how we understand the habitats around us, it allows us to see change (both good and bad) and better understand how restoration might benefit an area. At Elijah Bristow State Park there has been significant research over many years that has helped experts understand how and where fish are utilizing […]

Cornucopia Main Street Fundraiser

Cornucopia Main Street 521 Main St, Springfield, OR

Craving delicious food? Want to help support our work? We are so honored to be partnering with Cornucopia on Main Street in Springfield to host a fundraiser going towards our programming. Visit Cornucopia Main Street on Tuesday, March 29th, show this flyer and 20% of your meal will go towards the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council. Just show the flyer […]

Thurston Hills City Nature Challenge Birding Tour

Thurston Hills Natural Area 7575 Main St, Springfield, OR

This year as part of the City Nature Challenge we are partnering with Willamalane Park and Recreation District to host a birding tour at Thurston Hills Natural Area. We will have experts on hand to help identify birds and teach you how to use eBird and iNaturalist. This tour will explore the new trails at […]

Oakridge/Westfir Tree Planting Festival


The Oakridge/Westfir Tree Planting Festival honors the connection between the prosperity of Oakridge and the life of the trees. In 1953 community leaders started an annual festival tradition that celebrates tree planting, and that festival continues today. There are events happening throughout the weekend across a wide variety of interests. Join the Middle Fork Willamette […]

Spring For Your River – Clearwater Park Cleanup

Clearwater Park 2400 Clearwater Lane, Springfield, OR

Join Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District, and Willamette Riverkeeper to clean up along the Willamette River and the Middle Fork Trail at Clearwater Park. We will be walking on trails and through the park and in well-maintained areas. Families and children are encouraged to join along with an attending adult. […]

Releasing the Oak: Restoration at Thurston Hills Talk

Dorris Ranch 205 Dorris St, Springfield, OR

Join us for our first live Fermenting Ideas talk in over two years! Our Restoration Projects Manager, Ka-Voka Jackson, will be joined by Natural Resource Planner at Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Fraser MacDonald at the Dorris Ranch Barn. They will talk about why oak restoration is needed at Thurston Hills Natural Area, our past […]

Elijah Bristow State Park Scotch Broom Pull

Elijah Bristow State Park 38267 Wheeler Rd, Dexter, OR 97431, Dexter, OR

Join us and Oregon State Parks for a day of volunteering, pulling Scotch broom along the confluence of Lost Creek and the Middle Fork Willamette River. Your work will help support previous watershed restoration done in this location and help reduce this noxious weed in the park. This is part of the Oregon State Parks […]

Education Volunteer Training

Elijah Bristow State Park 38267 Wheeler Rd, Dexter, OR 97431, Dexter, OR

Are you interested in helping kids explore their watershed through field trips and outdoor schools? Join us for an informational training on Saturday, June 11th. Attending this training will help you decide if this volunteer role is right for you and provide basic training to allow you to assist our Youth Education Coordinator. We will introduce […]

Oakshire Inspires

Oakshire Public House 207 Madison St, Eugene, OR

On Wednesday, August 3rd Oakshire Brewing will be donating $1 of every pint purchased to the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council! Visit the pub anytime between 11 am and 10 pm to take and advantage of the fundraiser and join Council staff from 5 pm till 7 pm for an evening of beer, music, and […]