Apr 17

Hitting the Jackpot with Hall's Aster

Posted on April 17, 2019 at 12:52 PM by Elissa Gavette

The hard work and patience of the Native Plant Nursery staff and volunteers has paid off, literally. A key plant for restoration sites, Hall's Aster plays an important role in providing late season nectar and pollen to bees. But propagating this precious plant doesn’t come easy, which is why it’s worth $1,000 a pound. This season, the Native Plant Nursery yielded 10 pounds, valued at $10,000!

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Apr 10

8th Annual Wildflower Celebration with the Friends of Awbrey Park

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 4:53 PM by Elissa Gavette

Celebrate wildflowers and 10 years of volunteer stewardship with the Friends of Awbrey Park! 

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Apr 10

The Wetland Mitigation Bank Program is Growing

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 4:15 PM by Elissa Gavette

With the purchase of new property, the City's successful Mitigation Bank program can continue to provide sustainable ecological benefits in advance of unavoidable impacts to wetlands caused by human activity.

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Jan 22

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: From the Forest to the River

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 4:37 PM by Elissa Gavette

What do Western pond turtles and river otters have to do with wildfire protection? Over the past year, the Parks and Open Space Ecological Services Team undertook an innovative collaboration to make our natural areas more resilient to wildfire while also improving habitat and benefiting our river friends.

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Jan 22

The Role of Riparian Enhancement

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 1:41 PM by Elissa Gavette

Every winter, volunteers show up in the cold and wet to plant native trees and shrubs along Eugene’s waterways. The value that these planting provide to Eugene’s waterways and local residents is immeasurable.

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Nov 16

Small Dog Park Coming to Candlelight

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 2:36 PM by Elissa Gavette

Small dog park coming to Candlelight this winter! 

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Nov 15

Tree-mendous Start for 2021

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 2:34 PM by Elissa Gavette

Last week, the City of Eugene received a large donation of 2,000 giant sequoia seedlings for its "2,021 for 2021" planting initiative.

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