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Native Plant Society, Emerald Chapter

Saturday August 6, Oregon Dunes Restoration Trip-Rescheduled

Hike the John Dellenback Trail and see what the Siuslaw NF is up to with dunes restoration. This area is a “preserve the best” unit, meaning it has an abundance of native dunes plants – adapted to open sand conditions reminiscent of historic dunes conditions before the planting and expansion of European beachgrass, brooms and other invasive species. We’ll see Seashore bluegrass, Sand fescue and Bearberry plant associations among other native dunes species. The sand boundary was treated during late summer 2020 by cutting and wiping Scotch broom, spraying E. beachgrass, and cutting small Shorepines. Meet at south Eugene High School (19th and Patterson St.) at 8:00 am to carpool or at Dellenback Trail (just south of Eel Creek Campground, ~11 miles south of Hwy 101 and 38 junction in Reedsport) parking lot at 10:30 am. Hike will be approximately 3 miles round trip (it is an out and back trail). Sand dunes hiking can be strenuous, windy, chilly. Bring water, lunch and sun coverage.

 

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