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! 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

Qigong by the River – CANCELLED

Update, June 8: Unfortunately, this activity is cancelled. Join Guru Hari Khalsa at 10am for 90 minutes of Qigong (a Chinese form of Yoga) where we will stretch and stimulate the blood and energy circulation of the body. A simple qigong practice helps you feel both relaxed and energized. Qigong practices combine movement coordinated with the breath and visualization which connects us with nature and her vitality. Open to all ages and levels of movement.

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, Long Tom Watershed Council, Calapooia Watershed Council, Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District, Phoenix Farm

Sponsors: So Delicious Dairy Free, Terra Tech, Metropolitan Wastewater Management, and Grizzlies Brand.

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: Navarros Latin Creole Kitchen and Elegant Elephant Gluten Free Bakery & Coffee

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