In 2014, CARP was a gravel quarry. Today, after reclaiming the gravel ponds and connecting them into a side channel of the Willamette (which is also a historic McKenzie River channel,) you will have an opportunity to fish and see what is using the habitat now! Please remember that all persons 12 years or older must have in possession a valid Oregon Angling License. You may also walk to fishing spots on gravel bars of the Willamette River mainstem.
Learn to cast a fly rod! Joan McReery and other members of The Damsel Flies, a local women’s flyfishing group, will teach you how. 8am-4pm
Learn about Native Fish
Fisheries Biologist, Katherine Nordholm from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will have an interactive display of native fish at CARP. 8am-4pm
Bring your mountain bike and see Green Island on two wheels. For the first year, over six miles of road/trail will be open to mountain bikes.
Take a hay ride to explore the South Loop. The hay rides will stop at CARP to let people off who want to explore this part of the island. The hay rides will run between 9am-3pm and will take approximately 45 minutes. More details available at the Info Booth.
Seed Processing Demonstration
Become a super seed saver! You and your family can help the trust to process and save lupine seeds and improve habitat for native pollinators at Green Island. Drop by the shop area between 9am-3pm to lend a hand. You can even take seeds home to provide food for pollinators in your own garden!
No food or drinks will be for sale on site this year. Please bring your own picnic and refillable water bottle.
About Green Island: McKenzie River Trust’s Membership booth, Green Island History
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