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Help with Fence Work at Cogswell Foster Preserve

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ORGANIZATION: The Nature Conservancy in Oregon

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Photo by Kevin Talbert.

Time: 10 AM to 2 PM (Cogswell Foster is ~1.5 hours from Portland, but please allow extra time for traffic or other stops that you might need to make)

Tasks: Volunteers will be working in two groups of five volunteers removing sheet fencing steel. All of the steel will be stomped down and put in a truck to be recycled.

Bring/Wear: Study hiking boots suitable for mud and long sleeve shirts and pants to deal with October weather. Tools, including gloves and protective googles will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own diagonal pliers, leather gloves, and protective googles. Make sure to pack water and food for the day.

Please Note: There is poison oak on the property. We will be going over how to identify it and will have Tecnu soap to help anyone clean a potential exposure. There is no bathroom on the property, so make sure to go before arriving.

Directions: GPS Coordinates: 44.333N 123.128W

From Eugene: Take 99 North - after Junction City, go right at split onto 99E. Pass through Harrisburg, drive approximately 5 miles, turn left onto Powerline Road and drive about 1.5 miles. The preserve is on the right side of the road, marked with yellow TNC signs.

From Portland: Take I-5 South to Exit 228. At the exit, go west onto Hwy 34. At Tangent, exit to go south on ((E for 13.5 miles through Shad and Halsey before turning right onto Lake Creek Dr. Travel a mile before turning left at the intersection onto Powerline Road. Travel 1.8 miles. The preserve is on the left side of the road marked by yellow TNC signs.

Parking: Park along the road in front of the preserve signs.

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About The Nature Conservancy in Oregon


821 S. E. 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.


The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends, and for nearly 60 years, we've been working in Oregon to do just that. We're bringing people together to solve the biggest conservation challenges of our time by transforming policy, inspiring communities to take action, protecting vital habitats and natural resources and improving livelihoods.




Fri Oct 07, 2022
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


25288 Powerline RoadHalsey, OR 97348




  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 AM to 2 PM on Friday, October 7

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