Upcoming Eco Ranger Events and Volunteer Opportunities
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Let’s Pull Together
Invasive Plant and Riverside Litter Removal Event
Let's Pull Together to help reduce noxious weeds! Noxious weeds are non-native invasive species which threaten our ecosystem. They not only crowd out native plants, but they starve wildlife, use water and create allergens. Volunteers will remove the aggressive invader ivy from trees and the ground and pick up litter to prevent it from getting into our Willamette River. Please wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes.
When: TBA, May 2018, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Takena Landing Park, 600 Highway 20 NW (Click for a map)
More information: http://www.bentonswcd.org/programs/invasive-species/lets-pull/
The Big Pickup:
Community Action Day
Neighborhood Cleanup Event
The Big Pickup is a community enhancement event that began as a partnership between the City, Republic Services, and neighborhood residents, working together to make a visible difference in a neighborhood’s appearance. Community enhancement projects include working with neighborhoods to clean up blight, assisting the elderly in outdoor maintenance, planting shrubs and trees, and removing debris from lakes and rivers.
TBA, May 2018
Celebrate Earth Day by participating in the Procession of the Species Parade! Think of your favorite animal, creepy crawly insect, wiggle-waggle fish, picturesque plant or most colorful bird. Create a costume and come join the celebration of each other and our natural world.
April 21, 2018
Great Willamette River Cleanup
TBA, October 2018, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Must bring your own boat to participate. You will be stepping in and out of the boat on uneven surfaces, so plan your footware accordingly (NO flipflops). Pack water, snacks and your lunch.
Linn Benton Salmon Watch
Volunteer to teach youth about salmon and healthy watersheds. Topics include: Salmon Biology, Macroinvertebrates, Water Quality, and Riparian Areas. The program is targeted to 4th–6th grade students in Linn and Benton Counties. Field trips take place on the North and South Santiam Rivers in September and on the Alsea River in late October. Volunteers are needed to lead the learning stations during field trips.
Free training is provided in August, September and October.
Volunteer signup here: http://www.lbsw.org/volunteer/
Storm Drain Marking Program
Volunteers will help install storm drain markers with the message “No Dumping, Drains to River”. This is a great family, school, scout, or service organization activity.
Credit for community service hours are available for citizens, students, and organizations after each event.