Trout Unlimited’s Willamette Bank Restoration This Saturday

This Saturday, Trout Unlimited members and the public are invited to participate in our riparian vegetation enhancement project in the Whilamut natural area of Alton Baker park on the Willamette River.

What began 2007 as a blackberry thicket has been transformed into an area where native vegetation may again thrive.  As you know, invasive species are insidious and we need to continue our assault.

The site is approximately 10 minutes by foot east of the Autzen footbridge and west of the I-5 bridge on the north bank of the Willamette river.

The work party is scheduled from 9:00 am to 12:00.  Meet at the Stream Team’s tent near our site.  It will be hard to miss.  It isn’t a bad idea to bring your own pair of gloves but Eugene’s Stream Team also provides gloves and tools so you can come as you are.  After working a few hours the plan is to grill under one of the park’s pavilions.  Hot dogs and sausages will be provided free of charge.

This is a great opportunity to enhance conditions on the urban section of the Wllamette and to meet people who care about fish as much as you do.  Hope to see you there!

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2 Responses to Trout Unlimited’s Willamette Bank Restoration This Saturday

  1. Matthew says:

    I wish that I’d known at least a few days before the event… I would have been able to show up…

  2. Karl Mueller says:

    Thanks Matthew. There will be other opportunities to work on this section as it is an ongoing project. Sorry for the late notice.

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