Community Events

Our Community Outreach programs are fun and family friendly. Check out upcoming events here!

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18, 2023 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am –   Saturday, February 18, 8AM-11AM Row River Nature Park, 33301 Row River Road, Cottage Grove Get outside with Coast Fork Birders on February 18 for a guided bird walk to coordinate with the 2023 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! The GBBC is a chance for people around the world to get out, count and celebrate […]

Love Your Park Clean Up

February 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Saturday, February 11 • 9am-12pm  Row River Nature Park • 33310 Row River Road, Cottage Grove. Volunteers needed! Help us clean up the trash at Row River Nature Park to keep this beautiful space clean and safe for all the creatures who share it! We will be meeting up at the weigh station near the […]

2023 Bald Eagle Count

January 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Join Coast Fork Birders Sunday, January 15 as we count Bald Eagles and other birds to contribute local data to the Oregon Eagle Foundation’s statewide mid-winter Eagle count! All ages welcome. We will have some scopes available. If you have your own binoculars, even better! Bring any birding gear you like, as well as warm […]

2022 Christmas Bird Count

December 31, 2022 @ All Day – CALLING ALL BIRDERS! Join the Coast Fork Birders for the 20th Cottage Grove Christmas Bird Count! All levels of bird enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in this great community science effort while learning from experienced birders. Be sure to bring your birding gear, weather appropriate clothing and lunch to get you through the day. […]

Fall Ivy Pull

November 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Join the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council in partnership with the City of Cottage Grove to remove ivy from trees along the Upper Coast Fork Willamette River. If left unchecked, English ivy will climb trees robbing them of nutrients, light and water, eventually killing them. Tools, snacks & gloves provided. Bring your refillable water bottle. […]

2022 Winter Watershed Soiree

December 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – SOLD OUT The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council invites you to celebrate 2022 with us at the Winter Watershed Soiree! Join us at this annual event that we have all come to know and love! There will be food, music and festivities and best of all, each other. We learned last year that we are […]

October BIG Day with Coast Fork Birders

October 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm –

Get outside with Coast Fork Birders on October 8th for a guided bird walk to celebrate October BIG day! October Big Day is a chance for people around the world to get out and count, enjoy, and celebrate birds! In this 24-hour period participants add their bird-sightings to iNaturalist or eBird contributing to our knowledge of birds and our ability to help conserve them.

Join us at Row River Nature Park for a walk led by Grace Fowler-Gore for participants of all birding abilities. We will meet at the kiosk near the weigh station. The first half of the walk will be on paved surfaces providing accessibility to wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Don’t have 3 hours? No worries, stay as little or long as you like! This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn how to identify a number of our local birds. Binoculars are helpful, but not required to enjoy this outing. No dogs, please.

Living on the Land Workshop

September 20, 2022 – October 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Join us for a series of workshops for landowners new to managing small-acreage farms and properties! Brought to you by OSU Extension Services, Upper Willamette Soil and Water Conservation District, and Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council. Sept 20 – Oct 18​, Tuesdays| 6-8 pm Long Tom Grange​ 25835 Ferguson Rd, Junction City, OR In Person […]

Green Living Fair

April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm –

Join us all day on Saturday April 23rd, 2022 to learn all about how to live sustainably! Location is the Armory building located at 628 E Washington Ave, Cottage Grove, OR and the cost is FREE. This is a family-friendly event and will have activities for children as well.

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