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IAE Volunteer Event

Marys Peak Conifer Sapling Pull and Cut

June 10 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm

Please join the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) at the Marys Peak summit for our spring conifer sapling pull and cut! This is a great opportunity to see one of Oregon’s most spectacular sites, meet new friends and help preserve a truly unique ecosystem. Mid-elevation prairies are continually threatened by conifer encroachment and invasive non-native species. Removing these species is critical for the preservation and maintenance of this special place. 

  • When: Saturday, June 10, 2023 between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Marys Peak (about 45 minutes from Corvallis)
  • Work to be completed: Hand pulling or cutting conifer saplings from the summit meadows
  • What to bring: Full lunch, water, closed toed shoes, jacket and preferably long rain pant.  Marys Peak can get windy and might still have cold morning fog. All volunteers (or parent/guardian if volunteer is a youth) must fill out IAE’s volunteer release form and bring it with you to the event.

No special skills are required for this work, just good attitudes and smiles! IAE will provide gloves (but you may want to bring your own gloves to ensure you have some that fit). Work will be completed on summit meadows and occasional steep slopes and there will be lots of walking. Bring your own vehicle or ride with us.

If you are interested in volunteering (large and small groups are welcome to join) and have questions about this opportunity, please contact Rolando Beorchia at [email protected] Please make sure to RSVP so we can be certain to bring sufficient gloves for the day.