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Field Outing to the Gail Achterman Natural Area

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Gail Achterman Natural Area (photo Ann Kreager)

Take a private, guided tour of the Gail Achterman Natural Area near Salem with Straub Environmental Center educators and staff from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

This usually-off-limits site features one of the largest and most intact riparian forests along the Willamette River and is now permanently protected to benefit Oregon’s native fish and wildlife.

The natural area provides habitat for wapato (a rare plant), Bald Eagles, native turtles, herons, frogs, neotropical birds and owls.

The outing is open to the public–pre-registration is required. Attendance will be limited to 20 persons. Bring your own water and snacks.

To register and more information, call 503-779-5414 or email info@straubenvironmentalcenter.org.

Location: Meet at Social Security Hole, at the end of Halls Ferry Rd, Independence, OR 97351 (click here for map)

Cost: $5 per person suggested donation to the Straub Environmental Center (includes a free field notebook!)

For more information, email info@StraubEnvironmentalCenter.org or call 503-779-5414


July 2
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Straub Environmental Center
Oregon Dep’t. of Fish & Wildlife