Springfield’s Stream Team

Protecting Springfield’s streams – with your help!

Want to improve Springfield’s waterways and enjoy the outdoors? Join Springfield’s Stream Team and see the impact of your efforts immediately by cleaning up litter, planting native vegetation, and removing invasive plants. Both individuals and service groups are encouraged to volunteer. Gloves, tools and guidance are provided. Projects occur along Springfield’s streams, bioswales and rivers.

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Looking for a volunteer project for your group or company? We can work with you to plan an event around your schedule and interests. Email WaterResources@springfield-or.gov to set up a volunteer opportunity for your group.

Stream Team Volunteer Opportunities

For all cleanups: Water, snacks, tools, and gloves will be provided. Please bring a water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather. Close-toed shoes are required.

When: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at Island Park (200 W. B Street) in Springfield, OR, by the bridge. We will walk as a group to the site from there (about a 0.12 mile walk).
What & Why: Pull/dig out roots of bamboo. Some types of bamboo are highly invasive, crowding out the native plants upon which wildlife depend. There is a large patch of the invasive kind of bamboo along Island Park Slough, right before it enters into the Willamette. This is a sensitive ecological area, thus hand removal is the best option.
Important Details: Please wear closed-toed shoes that can get dirty, and dress for the weather and for pulling weeds. Bring a water bottle. Gloves, water, tools, and snacks will be provided.

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at Island Park (200 W. B Street) in Springfield, OR, by the bridge. We will walk as a group to the site from there (about a 0.06 mile walk).
What & Why: Plant native vegetation along the Willamette River. Vegetation along the river provides many important ecological functions – including providing shade (cooling water temperatures for fish) and wildlife habitat.
Important Details: Please wear closed-toed shoes that can get dirty, and dress for the weather and for planting. Bring a water bottle. Gloves, water, tools, and snacks will be provided.

 

To volunteer, please fill out and submit the Volunteer Application form below. If you have questions contact Meghan Murphy, mmurphy@springfield-or.gov or 541.744.3385.