Scotch Broom Removal at Heceta Dunes on July 22 – Power of Florence Event

Heceta Dunes - Florence, OR

As part of Power of Florence, the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative is sponsoring a Scotch broom removal event at Heceta Dunes. This event is on Saturday, July 22 from 10 AM to Noon. Volunteers are needed to continue our efforts to remove invasive Scotch broom from one of our "Protect the Best" sites. Bring shovels, loppers, or small hand saws if you have them, or if you don't, we will have some tools you can borrow. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes for hiking in the sand and bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. It will be a short walk on relatively flat [...]

Scotch Broom Removal at Three Mile Prairie County Park, Florence, OR – Saturday, December 2

Three Mile Prairie County Park Florence, OR, United States

Calling all Dunes Volunteers! Come join the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative and Lane County Parks on Saturday, December 2 to remove invasive Scotch broom and small trees from the Three Mile Prairie County Park in Florence, OR. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Three Mile Prairie site provides good habitat for dunes-adapted native plants and wildlife, but is threatened by invasive weeds and vegetation. Three Mile Prairie County Park is located just north of Florence Golf Links and west of Hwy 101 at Fred Meyer. It is a 15 minute walk from the northwest corner of the Fred Meyer parking lot to the work site over some sand and fairly level ground.

Dina Pavlis Presentation on the Oregon Dunes ecosystem – Thursday, January 11, 1:30 PM – Siuslaw Public Library

Siuslaw Public Library 1460 9th St, Florence, OR, United States

Mark your calendars for the January 11th meeting of City Club of Florence when the keynote speaker will be Dina Pavlis who will share about the history, geology, topography, wildlife of the Oregon dunes as well as current threats facing the dunal ecosystem. For more than twenty years, Pavlis has served as a U.S. Forest Service volunteer interpretive ranger of the Oregon dunes on Oregon’s central coast. She has been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Think Out Loud" and NPR's "Oregon Grapevine. She is a featured presenter for Road Scholar ( and member of the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative ( [...]

Oregon Origins Project II: Seven Wonders – Friday, February 9, 7:00PM – Florence Event Center

Florence Events Center 715 Quince St, Florence, OR, United States

"Oregon Origins Projects II: Seven Wonders" is a captivating music exploration into the ancient roots of the state of Oregon, led by Matthew Packwood, director of the Oregon Origins Project and composer of the evening's featured composition. Join Packwood and a string quartet for a performance of "Oregon Origins: Seven Wonders", a musical journey through Oregon’s wild places — from Steens Mountain to the Oregon Dunes, and many stops in between. The musical segment will be followed by an enlightening geological presentation by geologist Ian Madin. Attendees will then be treated to a indigenous cultural presentation by Jesse Beers and [...]

Celebrate our 100th Volunteer Event – Scotch Broom Removal and Guided Hike at Oregon Dunes Day Use Area – Saturday, May 11

Oregon Dunes Day Use Area

Come celebrate Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative's 100th Volunteer Event!!! We need your help pulling Scotch broom at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area, Saturday, May 11 starting at 10 AM. We will be pulling broom for approximately an hour, then there will be a guided hike from 11 to 12:15 led by local author and dunes interpretative guide, Dina Pavlis! Dina will lead us through the dunes to a ghost forest, exploring native plants along the way. She will also discuss the topography, geology and history of the Oregon dunes. Following the hike, we will have a Bring Your Own [...]

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