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.

Casting Demonstrations

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 Jeff Ziller from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will have an interactive display of native fish at CARP. 8am-4pm

Mountain Biking

Bring your mountain bike and see Green Island on two wheels. Over six miles of road/trail will be open to mountain bikes.

Pedicab Rides

Eugene Pedicabs will be on-hand to cycle participants to different locations on the South Island throughout the day. Pedicabs will be prioritized for wheelchair users and others with physical disabilities who request assistance.

Tractor/Hay Rides

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.


The Hub

The Hub is your place to refill your water bottle, learn something from a local conservation organization, meet our sponsors, and explore Green Island’s history. Purchase food from one of the food trucks or bring a picnic and relax with your friends and family. The Hub will be open from 9am to 4pm.


About Green Island: McKenzie River Trust’s Membership booth, Green Island History

Conservation partners: McKenzie Watershed Council, Siuslaw Watershed Council, Friends of Buford Park, WREN-Willamette Resources Education Network, Long Tom Watershed Council, Calapooia Watershed Council, Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District, Phoenix Farm

Sponsors: Grizzlies Brand, So Delicious Dairy Free, Wild Birds Unlimited, Metropolitan Wastewater Management, Terra Tech

Hands-On Nature: David Walp’s mammal specimen collection, Springfield Thunderegg Geology Club will help you identify those rocks you found on the gravel bar!

Food Carts: Oregon Woodfire Pizza and Navarros Latin Creole Kitchen

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