Volunteer with Us


In lieu of recent developments and recommendations around the CORVID-19 virus, McKenzie River Trust is planning to cancel all public events, including volunteer days through Friday, April 3rd. We feel this is the most prudent approach at this time and look forward to working toward re-scheduling opportunities once we have a more clear understanding of the virus and how it will be affecting the Lane County community. 

As of March 13th, 2020, We are canceling all public events and volunteer projects through Friday, April 3rd. We will be reassessing programming weekly and make updates to this page as warranted.

We very much appreciate your understanding and ongoing support and we look forward to connecting with you again in the coming months.

Become a McKenzie River Trust Volunteer!

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. 

This critical work simply cannot be done without passionate volunteers working to move local conservation efforts forward. We invite you to join our volunteer team. Either in the office or out in the field, we can accomplish so much more with your support. 

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Join an Upcoming Volunteer Project

CANCELED: Planting for Clean Water

Wednesday, March 18th | 9:30am-12pm Springfield, OR

Join the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council and the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) in helping to protect our local waters. We will be planting native species along Gorrie Creek and removing invasive species to improve habitat and water quality!

CANCELED: Spring Break Restoration Planting

Friday, March 27th | 9:30am – 3pm Blue River, OR

Dig into conservation with McKenzie Watershed Council the US Forest Service and McKenzie River Trust! We’ll be working to replant the South Fork enhancement area. Completed in 2019, the South Fork enhancement project has already seen tremendous success. Help us to put our roots deeper by replanting a riparian forest!

CANCELED: Turtle Power! Nesting Ground Protection at Green Island

Wednesday, April 1st 9:30am -12pm |Coburg, OR

Help to protect native Western Pond Turtle nesting grounds at Green Island! For this project, we’ll be removing invasive species to free up gravel for the upcoming turtle nesting season. You’ll learn all about turtles while giving back to this threatened species.

CANCELED: First Fridays at Finn Rock Reach

Friday, April 3rd 10am-2pm | Blue River, OR

Help protect and care for the iconic Finn Rock Reach property! Join the Friends of Finn Rock Reach March-November at the Finn Rock boat landing to remove invasive species, manage trash, and maintenance trails while being a part of a community dedicated to recreation, retreat, and wonder in the natural world.