Opportunity Details

Environment, Animals
Animals, Other, Visitors & Travelers

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:14+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Eco Crew at Tryon Creek (age 8+) *Hands On*

Hands On Managed projects offer you an opportunity to join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Volunteer Leader

Friends of Tryon Creek, in partnership with Oregon States Parks, are committed to supporting the ecological restoration of the park through volunteerism. Through an ongoing series of stewardship events, over the last forty years, volunteers have hand pulled more than 250 acres of English Ivy and other invasive plant species in the park. Eco Crew Volunteers continue this tradition of stewardship.

Eco Crew volunteer tasks alternate between trail maintenance and invasive plant removal. Trail and park maintenance task include spreading gravel, digging small ditches, brush cleaning, and raking. Invasive plant removal task include, plant identification, hand pulling, and using small hand tools. Eco Crew work days are led by Friends of Tryon Creek and/or Oregon State Parks staff. Instruction, gloves and tools are always provided. Volunteers should come dress for being outdoors in all weather conditions. We will be hiking off trail, so sturdy shoes and long plants are a plus. Volunteers will learn basic park restoration and maintenance practices, proper use of tools and invasive plant removal practices.

Besides dirty gloves and muddy feet, at the end of each event, it is our hope that Eco Crew volunteers take home a feeling of accomplishment for the work they’ve done and a sense of belonging to a larger community of park stewards. Improving the diversity of plants and animals within Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a long term commitment that needs a strong community of volunteers who enjoy and understand the value of the work they do together!

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 14 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

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