The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition in conjunction with our many partners invites the public to participate in a Natural Areas Celebration Week. Free events will occur daily from May 6 through May 15 to celebrate the natural areas in and around Corvallis. The functions vary from interpretive nature walks to prairie workshops to trail work.
The goal of the Natural Areas Celebration Week is to foster community appreciation for the natural areas and build commitment for expanding and restoring the open space of greater Corvallis.
“Our hope is that by sharing ideas and knowledge about our natural areas during Celebration Week, people will be more likely to participate in enhancing them and to support the protection of our ecosystem as a whole,” said Molly Monroe, Natural Areas Action Team leader for the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. “Natural Areas are an important part of our community. They are part of the puzzle that keeps our ecosystems healthy including the water we drink and the air we breathe. As sanctuaries to our native plants and wildlife, they provide us with places to go to discover and enjoy the species that live there.”
This year, a new feature was added to the week by providing participant’s with a passport to bring to as many of the events as they are able to attend. At the end of Celebration Week, they can mail them in for a drawing of field guides, posters, and other giveaways.
View the complete event schedule to add these great events to your calendar.