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Join us at Cottonwood Canyon

Mar 20th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Join us at Cottonwood Canyon

Join us on the John Day River for a day of volunteer work!

On Saturday, April 22nd, we’re heading to Cottonwood Canyon State Park to plant, run irrigation lines and cage cottonwood cuttings. As we like to think of it, we'll be putting the 'Cottonwood' back in Cottonwood Canyon State Park.

We hope you’ll come out! We’ll get our hands dirty, have some fun and improve fish and wildlife habitat along and above the river.

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 13th to Gypsy Burks at Western Rivers Conservancy at 503-241-0151, ext. 211, or by email to reserve your volunteer slot.

Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that due to the nature of this project, volunteers must be at least 12 years old.

Volunteer Day Details
Saturday, April 22nd; 10am to 3pm 

Type of work: Plant cottonwood cuttings and netleaf hackberry

Meeting area: Cottonwood Canyon State Park visitor's center - map

What to bring: Heavy leather work gloves; closed toe shoes; long-sleeve shirts and pants; sun protection; lunch, water and snacks

Volunteer slots available: 15

Oregon Parks and Recreation will provide: Free dry camping for Friday and/or Saturday; all materials and tools. (And hopefully great weather!)

RSVP deadline: Thursday, April 13th