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IAE Volunteer Event

Old Peak Meadow Oxeye Daisy Pull

July 14 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm

Please join the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) at Old Peak Meadow in the Marys Peak Watershed for an early summer oxeye daisy pull. This is a great opportunity to see one of Oregon’s hidden treasures, meet new friends, and help preserve a truly unique ecosystem. Meadows such as Old Peak are continually threatened by invasive non-native species. Removing these species is critical for the preservation and maintenance of this special place. This City of Corvallis owned property is a component to the larger watershed management to preserve habitat that surrounds the source of water for Corvallis residents.

  • When: Friday, July 14, 2023 between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Old Peak Meadow in Marys Peak Watershed (about 45 minutes from Corvallis)
  • Work to be completed: Hand pulling, bagging, and removing oxeye daisy from the meadow to reduce seed dispersal.
  • What to bring: Full lunch, water, closed toed shoes, and preferably long rain pants. Old Peak.  All volunteers (or parent/guardian, if the 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. Bring your own vehicle and meet us on Woods Creek Road at 9 AM (coordinates provided upon inquiry) or ride with us and meet at our office on SW Hout St. at 8 AM.

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