The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Blind Slough Swamp, located in Brownsmead, 15 miles east of Astoria, to participate in a volunteer work party on Saturday, August 8th.
Blind Slough Swamp Preserve is the best example of tidal Sitka spruce swamp remaining in Oregon, and provides habitat along the Columbia River for bald eagle, osprey, river otter and beaver.
We will be removing invasive purple loosestrife, using canoes to get around the preserve. Volunteers will work in pairs to search for, dig up and haul out the invasive plant.
Volunteers should bring work gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, rubber boots, raingear, food and water. Also, volunteers are welcome to bring canoes if they have them.
Registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact: (503) 802-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.