Volunteers needed for final weed pull of 2022 season

Oregon Dunes Day Use Area

Please join us as we gather once more for a final weed pull for the 2022 season. Plan to meet at Oregon Dunes Day Use Area at 10 AM Saturday October 22nd to pull scotch broom that is encroaching a seasonal wet land. Volunteers are needed for this event as it was noticed during our ecology tour that a seasonal wet land is becoming encroached with scotch broom. Right now is the perfect time to tackle these small plants as they will likely overtake the wet land area if nothing is done. Directions: From Florence follow Highway 101 south for [...]

Guided Hike at Oregon Dunes Day Use Area

Oregon Dunes Day Use Area

Join Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative (ODRC) members, Armand Rebischke and Dina Pavlis, at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area on July 16th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM for a guided hike on the beautiful Oregon dunes. The hike will provide a chance to learn about the history, geology, topography, plants and wildlife of the Oregon dunes. You'll also learn how the dunes have changed over time and what local organizations like the ODRC are doing to help save them. We recommend you bring closed-toe shoes, layered clothing, sun protection, and water. This hike is moderately difficult and attendees should be [...]

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.

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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