december, 2017

20dec9:00 am- 3:00 pmVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Cleaning pink sand verbena seed for restoration

Event Details

We’re looking for 3-4 volunteers to help with cleaning pink sand verbena seed for ecological restoration; we will work at the IAE office in downtown Corvallis. Pink sand verbena (Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora) is listed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture as endangered and is considered a Species of Concern by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The seeds of pink sand-verbena occur in single-seeded fruits. After collection, fruits need to be cleaned of residual sand and other foreign material (such as twigs, leaves, and seeds of invasive plant species) and dried. This March we will be direct seeding pink sand-verbena at several sites along the coast managed by the Siuslaw National Forest (USFS) and Coos Bay BLM.

  • BRING: Lunch, snacks, and your own water bottle [also, iPod/music if you’d like!]
  • SPECIAL SKILLS: None required, but sitting for extended periods should be expected
  • PLEASE RSVP: or call Matt Bahm at (541) 753-3099 ext. 401


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Institute for Applied Ecology office

563 SW Jefferson Ave, Corvallis, OR, 97333