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Eugene, OR 97402
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Parks and Open Space
Eugene Park Stewards facilitates and supports volunteers who provide vital stewardship to more than 70 developed parks and thousands of acres of natural areas. This is the third in a three-part series highlighting the great work accomplished by Eugene Park Stewards adoption groups throughout the parks system. From the south region, we would like to introduce you to the
Friends of Hendricks Park
Take Ten for the Hendricks Park Forest
The Hendricks Park forest is in need of your help! English ivy is a vigorous and invasive vine that shades out and weakens trees, making them more susceptible to wind damage. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of volunteers over the last ten years, enough ivy has been removed from the forest to fill at least 14 Olympic-sized swimming pools! Unfortunately, there has been a recent decline in the number of volunteers helping to maintain this rich native forest habitat and its trail system. And, this is no time to slow down – next spring’s wildflowers will be here in just a few short months!
The Friends of Hendricks Park and the City of Eugene Parks Stewards are conducting a short
to help us improve the volunteer experience, attendance at the work parties and the health of the forest. The
should take less than ten minutes to complete and will remain open through December. We’d love to see you out in the forest!
We sincerely appreciate your time and your perspective, thank you!
Chat with a Volunteer Coordinator
There are many ongoing opportunities for you to pitch in and roll up your sleeves in Eugene’s outdoor spaces. Volunteers are vital to improving our parks and open space system! Their dedication has provided the heart and hands to transform a fledgling volunteer program into a strong thread in the fabric of our community. Eugene Park Stewards now offers increased opportunities for ongoing stewardship through adoptions and volunteer-based leadership. Please contact us using the links to the left to learn more or to initiate an effort in your own neighborhood park. We hope to see even more of you as the need for strong community support increases.
Visit a 'Friends' Group
New volunteer leaders or groups considering adopting a park or natural area are encouraged by EPS to visit an established Friends group. EPS regional volunteer coordinators are happy to help answer questions and connect you with established Friends volunteer leaders and their committed volunteers as they work togther to continue planting, mulching, and removing invasive species.
Arguably, the most important role in your adoption group is that of Volunteer Leader. This person is ultimately responsible for safety, communication, data management, and the logistics of stewardship for your adopted park or open space. Learn more about the
tasks of a Volunteer Leader
, and let us know how we might help your adoption group fill this important role.
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