Volunteer with Us

There are so many ways to give back to the causes you care most about. We rely on the support of community members like you to help protect and care for the lands and rivers you cherish in western Oregon. 

We are always looking for committed community members to join our volunteer team. Either in the office or out in the field, we can accomplish so much more with your support. McKenzie River Trust has multiple avenues of volunteerism including internships, events support, on-the-ground stewardship projects, tabling opportunities and more!

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Upcoming Volunteer Projects

Watershed Wednesdays

Every First and Third Wednesday 9:30am-Noon

Join the fun as we work to improve the health of our shared watersheds. Throughout the year, we will visit multiple sites. From swamps and wetlands to upland forests, join us in exploring and caring for the diversity of Oregon’s lands and rivers!

Friends of Finn Rock Reach Mussel Survey

Friday, August 2nd 10am-2pm

Join the Friends of Finn Rock Reach in surveying the Elk Creek side-channel for freshwater mussels with the Xerces Society! This baseline survey will help McKenzie River Trust to better evaluate conservation results at the Finn Rock property.

Watershed Wednesdays Invasive Aquatics Attack

Wednesday, August 7th 9:30am-12pm

Join in for an extra fun Watershed Wednesday volunteer project at Green Island! This project will focus on clearing invasive aquatic species including Lugwigia and Yellow-flag Iris from side channels on the island.

Watershed Wednesdays Urban Waters Rain Garden Installation

Wednesday, August 21st, 9:30am-12pm Downtown Eugene

Help create a vibrant urban landscape with our partners at the Long Tom Watershed Council! We’ll be partnering up to connect passionate community members to urban conservation projects that help to keep our waters clean from city to stream!