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Benton CWMA Volunteer Event

Old Peak Meadow Oxeye Daisy Weed Pull

May 18, 2024 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Please join the City of Corvallis and the Benton County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) at the Old Peak meadow in the Marys Peak Watershed for an important oxeye daisy pull to restore meadow habitat. Old Peak has a diversity of native plants and wild birds—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. The Institute for Applied Ecology is a cosponsor of this event.

  • When: Saturday, May 18, 2024 between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Where: Old Peak Meadow in Marys Peak Watershed (about 45 minutes from Corvallis)
  • Work to be completed: Hand pulling oxeye daisy from the meadow
  • What to bring: Bring enough water for the day, lunch, any medications, and snacks. We will provide gardening gloves, but we encourage you to bring your own to ensure a good fit. All volunteers (or parent/guardian if the volunteer is a minor) must fill out IAE’s volunteer release form.
  • Register here

No special skills are required for this work, just good attitudes and smiles! The work will be bending over or kneeling while pulling weeds. Bring kneepads or kneeling pads if you like the extra cushion while working. 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) or have questions about this opportunity, please contact Evan Lasley at [email protected] and/or sign up for the Old Peak Meadow (Marys Peak) weed pull site here. Please make sure to RSVP so we can be certain to bring sufficient gloves for the day.