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March 2019

Ideas on Tap: Changing Landscapes, Evolving Practices

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub, 2490 Willamette St
Eugene, OR 97405
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Join us on Wednesday, March 6th as our own Restoration Projects Manager, Audrey Squires will be speaking at Ideas on Tap. This monthly pub talk is hosted by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and quenches your thirst for knowledge and beer! This month, Audrey will be presenting Changing Landscapes, Evolving Practices — an exploration of habitat restoration practices and innovative approaches to managing natural resources. Want to get involved with habitat restoration projects in our community? We will also share information about upcoming…

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Community Ivy Pull at Thurston Hills

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thurston Hills Natural Area, 7575 Main St
Springfield, OR 97478 United States
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Despite the weather, our weather is still on for this Saturday! Please see below for some updates about the conditions for the trail and what to expect in your volunteer role. Join us for a rewarding day clearing out invasive species at Thurston Hills Natural Area. This is a community wide collaborative effort with our friends from Willamalane Park and Recreation District. Feel free to bring your friends, kids and anyone else that would like to take an active part…

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Discover Your Watershed Science Pub: Middle Fork’s Most (Un)Wanted Weeds

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilltop Bar & Grill, 35831 OR-58 #2
Pleasant Hill, OR 97455
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Ever wonder if those plants appearing on your property are good or bad? Join us and OSU Extensions to find out! For this installment of our Discover Your Watershed Science Pubs we will be hearing from Glenn Miller, Oregon Department of Agriculture invasive expert about what to be looking out for in our watershed. If this pub sparks your interest and you want to learn more, we will be following this event with a more in depth workshop hosted by…

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April 2019

Middle Fork’s Most (Un)Wanted Weeds – Invasive Weed Workshop

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pleasant Hill Student Center, 84455 North Enterprise Road
Pleasant Hill, OR 97455
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Want to learn more about what invasive weeds to look for in our watershed? Join us and OSU Extension to get first hand information from local experts about what threats might be out there, and what to do if you find it. This small workshop will cost $10 per person and $5 for each additional family member. Registration for this event can be found on the OSU Extension website.

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Love Your Middle Fork Day – Volunteer at Elijah Bristow State Park

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elijah Bristow State Park, 38267 Wheeler Rd, Dexter, OR 97431
Dexter, OR 97431
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Join us and Oregon State Parks for a day of community volunteering at Elijah Bristow State Park and show your love of the Middle Fork. This event marks the beginning of a volunteer effort in the park to help foster the growth of native oak trees and restore our backyard! In this first installment we will be pulling blackberry and other invasive species that are threatening to out compete the young oak trees. After a morning of hard work we…

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May 2019

Oakridge Tree Planting Festival

May 3 - May 5

The Oakridge Tree Planting Festival celebrates the heritage of Oakridge through this three day festival. Events include the WoodFest, Quilt Show, Dinner Theater, Community Arts Fair, Grand Parad, Mini Olympics, Pioneer Museum and the Salmon Creek Run/Walk. Join us at the Grand Parade and go home with your very own seedling! We hope to see you there. For more information visit: oakridgewestfirtreeplantingfestival.com

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Fall Creek Wildflower Hike

May 8 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration for this event is now closed as we have reached our registration limit. Please email contact@middleforkwillamette.org if you would like to be added to a wait list. Thanks! Join us for an exclusive opportunity to learn from a local wildflower expert on her own property! We will be touring the property of Tanya Harvey as she guides us through the native plants that she has seeded throughout her property. Tanya, and her husband Jim, have lived on this land…

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Science Pub – Coal Creek Floodplain Restoration

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brewer’s Union 180, 48329 E 1st St
Oakridge, OR 97463 United States
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Rivers and streams are dynamic environments that are constantly changing. Or at least they should be. For the last 50 years, Coal Creek was static – confined to constructed berms that kept it channelized and didn’t allow water to flow out onto the floodplain. This summer we will be restoring a 20 acre section of Coal Creek to a more natural condition, creating diverse habitat that will benefit fish and wildlife species and increase water storage. Please join the US…

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MFWWC Board of Directors Meeting

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MFWWC office, 38259 Wheeler Road
Dexter, OR United States
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Our Board of Directors meetings are always open to the public. They are held each month on the fourth Wednesday of the month at our offices in Dexter. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions please contact our office at 458-215-8200 or email us at contact@middleforkwillamette.org.

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June 2019

Coal Creek Floodplain Restoration Tour

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rivers and streams are dynamic environments that are constantly changing. Or at least they should be. For the last 50 years, Coal Creek was static – confined to constructed berms that kept it channelized and didn’t allow water to flow out onto the floodplain. This summer we will be restoring a 20 acre section of Coal Creek to a more natural condition, creating diverse habitat that will benefit fish and wildlife species and increase water storage. Join us and our…

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