Westfir Confluence Park


2024 will bring new opportunities for the riparian habitat at the confluence of the North Fork and Middle Fork Willamette Rivers in Westfir. Now that the dense thickets of blackberry, Japanese knotweed, and Scotch broom have been removed, the native seed bank has space to emerge and regrow. But these native plants are going to need the help of a caring community if they are going to out-compete the stubborn and hardy invasive species. The Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council and the City of Westfir will be hosting several community stewardship opportunities at Westfir Confluence Park beginning in March. From planting native shrubs, removing invasive re-sprouts, or learning to identify the plants and organisms on site, there are lots of ways we can help this ecosystem thrive.

Read about upcoming events below!

March 26/ April 6 Community restoration

The City of Westfir and the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council invite Westfir and Oakridge community members to join us in restoration at the Westfir Confluence Park, located at the confluence between the North Fork and Middle Fork Willamette Rivers. We will be prepping and planting the area with native species in an ongoing effort to restore riparian habitat at the Park on March 26 and April 6 from 10am Р2pm. There are 15 slots each day so please register and reserve your slot for either event by March 22nd. Water and snacks will be provided, but please bring a pack-lunch. All ages are welcome, and we encourage biking or carpooling to these planting events as parking at the site is limited. We look forward to planting with you!

Westfir Confluence Flyer

April 27, 10-2 Lane County City Nature Challenge

Join us for the Westfir edition of the Lane County City Nature Challenge! This international bioblitz-style event invites communities from across the globe to participate in friendly competition with each other to see who can make the most wildlife and plant identifications. Come bike or carpool (onsite parking is limited) out to Westfir Confluence Park on Saturday, April 27 from 10am -2pm and help Lane County compete and learn more about our regional biodiversity and the restoration and park development in the works at Westfir Confluence Park. We look forward to seeing you there!