UPDATE: Showers are predicted for Saturday, so you will want to bring raingear. We will hiking on a narrow trail to the worksite, so the brush will be wet. See you Saturday at 10AM!
Help Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative volunteers remove Scotch broom at Heceta Dunes on Saturday, March 7 from 10AM to Noon. Meet at the east end of Joshua Lane. It is a 10 to 15 minute hike on moderate slopes to where we will be working. We will be removing mature Scotch broom on flat to moderate slopes. If you need to leave early or want to work later, you are welcome to do so. We are removing Scotch broom and gorse from Heceta Dunes, because it is one of the “Protect the Best” sites due to its open sand sheets and native grasses.
This work party is weather-dependent. If the weather is predicted to be rainy, we will cancel, so check back to this page a day before the event.
BRING: shovels or spades, loppers, tree saws, gloves, and drinking water. Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a hat are recommended. A limited number of tools will be available to borrow if you need them.
DIRECTIONS: From Florence, take Highway 101 NORTH. Turn LEFT on Heceta Beach Road. Turn RIGHT on 4th Avenue. Turn RIGHT on Joshua Lane…drive to the east end of Joshua Lane for parking (Please do not block driveways, mail boxes or fire hydrants).