Come join local volunteers and members of the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative to cut and pull Scotch broom on Saturday, October, 13. We have two different events planned. One group will pull smaller plants on gentle ground out to a lake in the dunes and maybe beyond dependent on time. Native plants can be viewed along the way.
The other group will go on a more strenuous hike. It will be about 1.5 miles over mostly level terrain, but does include one large dune to the work site. This group will be removing mature scotch broom and gorse plants. After the work party, there will be an option to hike out to open sand dunes to see native plants and areas where there is little to no European beach grass.
Meet at the EAST end of Joshua Lane (Florence, Oregon) at 10:00 AM. We will work until 12:00 PM. You may leave early if you like.
The weather forecast for Saturday is sunny with a high in the 60’s, so this event will be happening.
BRING: Loppers, shovels, tree saws, gloves, and water. Long pants, closed-toe shoes and sunscreen are recommended. Friendly dogs welcome on leash. Parking is available on Joshua Lane (please do not block private driveways, mail boxes or fire hydrants).
DIRECTIONS: Highway 101 NORTH from Florence. Turn LEFT on Heceta Beach Road. Turn RIGHT on 4th Avenue. Turn RIGHT on Joshua Lane…drive to the east end of Joshua for parking.