Be a Friend to Conservation: First Fridays at Finn Rock Reach


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Fri Apr 06, 2018, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Finn Rock landingQuartz Creek RdVida, OR 97488


Join McKenzie River Trust and the Friends of Finn Rock Reach from 10am-2pm for our community volunteer day! We will be tackling invasive species, cleaning up trash and debris and maintaining the walking path along the McKenzie River.

We have projects for all abilities so bring the whole family, young and old! You do not need to have experience in restoration or planting to attend. All tools will be provided.

About Finn Rock Reach

Finn Rock Reach is a 278-acre property, home to the Finn Rock Boat Landing and 2+ miles of dynamic riparian habitat on both sides of the McKenzie River near Blue River. The property has a deep history upriver: it is known as a popular public boat landing as well as being home to the former Finn Rock Logging Camp, where Rosboro employees lived from the 1940s through 1980s. Rosboro sold the property to MRT following a closed-bid auction in winter 2015/16. MRT's priorities in purchasing the property were: to protect the clean water of the McKenzie River; to conserve the outstanding forests, side channels, and other habitat areas for spawning wild Chinook salmon, western pond turtles, western painted turtles and more; and to serve members of the community who have utilized the open Finn Rock Boat Landing for decades. For more information, click here.

About the Friends of Finn Rock Reach

The acquisition of Finn Rock Reach has provided the trust with a unique opportunity to work closely with the McKenzie River community to envision the future of this area for public access, conservation, and stewardship opportunities. We have formed a group called the Friends of Finn Rock Reach who work to actively protect this property for its conservation and recreational values, as well as to advise the Trust on community priorities.

The Friends of Finn Rock Reach group provides opportunities for community members to actively help protect and care for the McKenzie River through community volunteer days, participation with students in the McKenzie Watershed Council's Salmon Watch Program, and special tours and events. We meet every First Friday from March through October for on-the-ground volunteer work to help steward this iconic property, which boasts thousands of visitors annually. The group meets more formally twice a year to help inform the McKenzie River Trust of community priorities and help the Trust think through new challenges that come along with public access to conservation lands.


  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16

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