#Optoutside at Green Island
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Take a walk near the place the Willamette and the McKenzie Rivers meet. Observe 15 years of tree-planting work on Green Island, a habitat for beaver, river otter, and over 150 species of birds. If you’re looking for a special place to #OptOutside this year, Green Island will be open for self-guided visitors on November 29th from 11-3.
Because this property is a privately-owned space in active conservation, there are a few things to know before you visit:
- No pets, please. They may disturb wildlife.
- There will be a port-a-potty available but no other facilities.
- Bring a water supply to stay refreshed.
- Note that our property is adjacent to hunting grounds, and you may hear nearby gunshots. However, no hunting is allowed on Green Island.
- Bikes are okay, but trails are not designed for biking.
- The neighbors very much appreciate you driving slow on your way in. Please stay under 5 MPH past the houses on Green Island Rd.
- Gates close at 3 pm.
For more information about the #optoutside campaign, click here.
Directions to Green Island
From I-5: Take Exit 199, Coburg exit. Turn Left (if coming from south), (west) at the top of the exit toward the City of Coburg. You will be on E. Pearl St. Go through a series of stoplights until you hit a T- intersection (light) in the heart of town. Turn right (north) onto N Willamette St.
From Coburg Rd: Continue through town on N Willamette St/W Van Duyan St/Coburg Rd approximately 2 miles. After Johnson Brothers Greenhouses (on left) and just before Coburg Road takes 90 degree right turn; go straight onto to Bottom Loop Rd (a paved ~100’ road), head straight through the intersection to Green Island Rd (gravel road).
You can learn more about Green Island and our restoration work here.