Join us in a wetland this year! Imagine yourself up close with a beaver during a dam monitoring tour, planting native plants and discovering a frog or bird nest, or suiting up in a pair of chest waders to remove invasive plant species from a pond. If you love the outdoors, wildlife and great community we want you to help us restore our wetlands, no experience required! Everyone is welcome!
Throughout the year we organize restoration events for all to join. We also have opportunities for individual volunteers to assist with specific projects out in the wetlands and in our office. If you are interested in either of these opportunities please fill out our volunteer application at the top of the page!
If you are under 18, you must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian with you to the event. If you are under 16, you must ALSO do one of the following, bring your parent with you to the volunteer event OR bring a parent or chaperone for each group of four kids. If you are under 12, your parent or guardian must accompany you to the volunteer event
Come dressed for the weather and be prepared to get dirty. Sturdy long pants, long sleeved shirts, and tall waterproof boots, are a good idea all year round. For the winter months, rain coats, extra socks, and an extra dry layer to change into at the end of the day can be useful.
We will provide tools, water (or tea in the winter) and snacks.
Water, of course! Some sections of our preserves may require careful crossing of large puddles of water, have deep muddy areas, and uneven ground. We also run into all kinds of organisms in the wetlands including prickly plants, bees, and beautiful birds.
Yes! We love water!
If you are interested in bringing a group of students or adults to volunteer we have several options and would love to work with you to create a valuable experience for your group.
We have the capacity to work with groups of 10-40 people to accomplish hands-on learning projects that are 2-3 hours long.
We have a variety of projects to choose from for all ages–mix and match to suit your fancy!
International Beaver Day- A First Friday opening reception and celebration launches the second exhibit of beaver-themed art at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s 510 Museum & ARTspace. The exhibit will continue through the month, and include workshops, tours, and other activities around the city. This exhibit will display original juried art as well as prints, cards, and other merchandise with beaver/wetland images, all benefiting the Wetland Conservancy.
Join Arts Council of Lake Oswego in celebration of Earth Day, art making will be done with recycled materials at the 510 Museum and ARTspace. All ages welcome!
Join The Wetlands Conservancy, Arts Council of Lake Oswego and 510 Museum & ARTspace at the Lake Theatre and Cafe for a screening of PBS’s “Leave it to Beavers”. This event is free and open to the public.
5:00 6:30 pm – Cocktails
6:30-7:30 Movie Screening
Art and story time featuring authors Margo and Gerry Greeve. Drop in format. Open and free to the public.
Water color workshop with artist Mary Burgess. Sign-up information coming soon.