Stewardship Activities

River Guardians Monthly Trashy Tuesday

Tuesday, August 24 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join City of Eugene Recreation and Willamette Riverkeeper for our monthly River Guardians Trashy Tuesday as we give back to our mighty Willamette River! Bring your own boat or reserve a seat in ours and help clear trash from the islands and riverbanks in Eugene.

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Volunteers mulchingWhilamut Restoration Day

Thursday, August 26 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Please join the City of Eugene Parks & Open Spaces and Willamalane Parks and Recreation District to help “free the trees” of English ivy in the Eastgate Woodlands and mulch native trees in the riparian areas near Knickerbocker Bridge in the Whilamut Natural Area.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant overhead pictureWastewater Treatment Plant Tours (and more)

Tuesday, August 24 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where does your water go? Ever wonder what happens to your dirty water after it circles the drain or toilet? Take a tour of the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn how wastewater is cleaned and returned to the Willamette River. The MWMC is a proud sponsor of the Willamette River Festival and excited to offer two free tours during the festival week.

Please register for your preferred tour time – MWMC staff will follow up with additional details at least one business day prior to your scheduled tour.

Questions? Please contact or 541-913-4318.

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Stormwater Art Installation Summer Camp

Lane Arts Council teaching artist, Alex Ever, will bring students into the world of natural dye as they design, prepare, soak, and finish fabric banners for display at Sladden and Amazon Park during the Willamette River Festival. Each student will learn the science behind natural dyes and the local watershed as they work to create unique art advocating for healthy, clean water. The cost is $100 for the week of camp and includes meals and snacks.

For more information about this project, visit Lane Arts Council.

Youth can register via two ways:
Boys and Girls Club Registration
Willamalane Camp Registration

These Stormwater Art Installation Tours will be on exhibit August 21-28 during Festival week only! Please see our Self-Guided Tours page to see where these installation will be taking place.

For more information about all of the City of Springfield Willamette River Festival Tours.