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IAE Volunteer Event

Planting native shrubs at Old Peak Meadow

October 28 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Please join the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) at Old Peak Meadow in the Marys Peak Watershed for a fall volunteer planting event. 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. After working to pull and remove these invasive species earlier in the year, we are ready to put natives back onto the landscape! 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: Saturday, October 28, 2023 between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Where: Old Peak Meadow in Marys Peak Watershed (about 45 minutes from Corvallis)
  • Work to be completed: Planting native seed and shrubs in the meadow.
  • What to bring: Full lunch, water, closed toed shoes, and preferably long rain pants.  All volunteers (or parent/guardian, if the volunteer is a youth) must fill out IAE’s volunteer release form.

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). Carpooling may be available. Bring your own vehicle and meet us on Woods Creek Road at 9:00 a.m. (coordinates provided upon inquiry) or meet at our office on SW Hout St. at 8:00 a.m. and 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 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.