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  • Event Details:
    Zumwalt Prairie Preserve ranges in elevation from 2,500 to 5,500 feet.  It’s 33,000 acres are home to a wide diversity of plants and animals. It is most noted for its diversity of nesting raptors, expansive grasslands, large elk herds, and spectacular views of the Wallowa and Seven Devils Mountain ranges.  If you’re interested, you can read more about this preserve online

    THE WORK: Volunteers may assist with various tasks, including  fence modification and or removal, noxious weed surveys and/or removal, infrastructure repairs, facility maintenance and cleaning. Safety glasses and gloves must be worn at all times when cutting wire and will be provided. Volunteers must be able to walk several hours on prairie terrain and be comfortable bending and kneeling for extended periods of time. We’ll work a full day on Saturday and a half day Sunday. 

    CAMPING: Everyone is invited to camp on the preserve Friday & Saturday nights, you may arrive anytime after 2pm on Friday to set up camp or grab a bunk in the dorm-style bunkhouse (COVID restrictions permitting). If you want to sleep inside, bring a sleeping bag and pillow. If you decide to sleep outside, be prepared for all weather camping and bring a tent, tarp, sleeping pad and warm sleeping bag.  You’ll have access to a kitchen and bathroom/shower facilities. We will be offering transportation to and from Zumwalt for a limited number of volunteers. After registering, please reach out to us at [email protected] to express interest in joining the carpool.

    BRING: sturdy hiking shoes, a long-sleeved work shirt and pants, a daypack, raingear, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses (there is very little shade), a towel and any toiletries or personal items, 1-2 large water bottles, insect repellent and overnight/camping gear. Bring several layers of clothing—be prepared for cold nights and any type of Oregon weather. You might also want to bring a camera, musical instruments, field guides, binoculars, etc. Bring work gloves if you have them – if not, you can borrow ours. 

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