McKenzie River Trust’s Living River Celebration is everything a nature lover could hope for. The morning kicks off with birding on MRT’s Green Island, a 1,100-acre property full of birds, trees and grasslands. Join guides for nature tours throughout the day, including a “phone-tography” walk, where you can learn how to take nature pictures with your smartphone.
For a more hands-on experience, the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute will be on-site to navigate visitors through branches and around trunks. “For us, it’s really a chance to get people out on the Green Island property at the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers,” says Liz Lawrence of MRT. She says that this year, visitors who pre-register at mckenzieriver.org are in the running for a $100 REI gift card, helping pave the way for more outdoor adventures.
The Living River Celebration is 7am-5pm Saturday, June 28, at Green Island near Coburg, see mckenzieriver.org. FREE, don. welcome.
— Amy Schneider