Community Events

Our Community Outreach programs like the Science Pub are very popular, fun and family friendly. Check out upcoming events here.

Water Ouzel Clean Up Float

June 29, 2019 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC) and Willamette Water Ouzels invite the community to join the annual clean up float of the Row and Coast Fork Willamette Rivers. Collect trash, view wildlife and enjoy the river landscape while helping to improve river conditions locally and downstream. This year will be the 13th year of […]

Cottage Grove Lake Bird Walk – Lakeside Park

April 27, 2019 at 8:00 am – 11:00 am – Join the Coast Fork Birders at Lakeside Park on Saturday, April 27th at 8am for a spring bird walk along Cottage Grove Reservoir. Julie Parker will lead the group in looking for waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. The terrain at Lakeside Park is varied and will include paved, unpaved, uneven and potentially muddy surfaces. Be sure to bring weather appropriate clothing […]

Bikes to Blooms Wildflower Event

May 11, 2019 at 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Discover spring wildflowers in bloom at Bikes to Blooms on Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. at Bake Stewart Park! With a local expert as your guide, you’re invited to explore a rare, remnant prairie and oak habitat along Dorena Lake. Bikes to Blooms is a free, educational event featuring activities for families […]

Earth Day in Cottage Grove

April 20, 2019 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – The 2019 Earth Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 20th from 11 am to 4 pm at Coiner Park, 1319 East Main Street in Cottage Grove. Fun for the whole family, the event is free and open to the public. The event will feature 3 local tours, live music all day, an Arbor Day […]

Turtle Flats Bird Walk (Registration Required)

March 17, 2019 at 8:00 am – 11:00 am – The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC) and Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah (FBP) join forces to perform the 3rd Annual Bird Count at Turtle Flats on SUNDAY, March 17th 8-11am. Turtle Flats is the Friends’ 63-acre property where they are doing extensive floodplain restoration. This site, where the Coast Fork and Middle Fork of […]

Cottage Grove High School Bird Walk

March 2, 2019 at 8:00 am – 11:00 am – Join the Coast Fork Birders on Saturday, March 2nd at 8am for fun bird walk led by Grace Fowler-Gore. Participants of all birding abilities are encouraged to join. The walk will be on both paved and unpaved surfaces. Be sure to bring weather appropriate clothing and footwear, binoculars and bird identification book if you have […]

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16, 2019 at 8:00 am – 11:00 am – Join the Coast Fork Birders at Row River Nature Park on Saturday, February 16th at 8am for the  Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Led by Julie Parker, participants will search for a variety of species, count numbers of individuals, identify gender and breeding status in a nation-wide effort to create a real-time snapshot of bird […]



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