Join the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative work party to remove Scotch Broom on Sunday, October 25th from 10AM-Noon at Douglas County Park’s Umpqua Dunes Day Use and ATV Staging Area. This is at the Umpqua Dunes riding area, so there will be ATV’s in the parking lot and near where we will be working. There is no fee for parking at the staging area for volunteers. It is a short walk to the work site.
We can have a maximum of 20 people who can attend, and a maximum of 10 people working in a group. Please email Brian Saunders, ODRC Staff Person at Brian@eugenecascadescoast.org if you plan on attending. Please let him know how many people will be in your group as well. If you cannot make it, there is no need to respond.
Please note: We will need to stay at least 6 feet apart while working and wearing face coverings. Wearing face coverings will be especially important at the parking area since there will be a number of recreationists there. The face coverings won’t be necessary once we are working and stay at least 6 feet apart.
Bring: If at all possible, bring your own tools and gloves. The best tools for this work party will be hand saws, and shovels to remove the sand from around the stems. A reciprocating saw will work too. Loppers will work for the smaller Broom plants. A hat, long pants, and sturdy, closed-toe boots are recommended. Bring your own water and hand sanitizer. If you don’t have tools or gloves, let Brian know. ODRC has a few hand saws, weed-pullers, loppers, shovels, washable gloves and work glasses for eye protection. All tools and gloves will be washed and sanitized ahead of time.
Directions: From Winchester Bay, take Salmon-Harbor Rd. Stay on Salmon-Harbor Rd. until you reach the Umpqua Dunes Day Use and ATV Staging Area. Turn left into the parking lot. You will see a Douglas County Sheriff’s building on the left. We will be meeting to the right or south side of the parking lot. If you reach a sign for the Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, you have gone too far.
We hope to see you there!