McKenzie River Trust: Protecting Special Lands
We're Announcing: 161 Acres Now Protected!
Coyote Spencer Wetlands
Coyote Spencer Wetlands


High-Priority Heritage Wetlands Protected,  

Thanks to You!


With your support, the McKenzie River Trust protected a distinctive native habitat, just 5 miles southwest of Eugene. This land has long been identified as a regional conservation priority.


The 161-acre Coyote Spencer Wetlands is now protected in perpetuity for its healthy wetland habitat, plant and animal diversity, and the scenic backdrop the land provides along Crow Road.


Located where Coyote and Spencer creeks come together in the Long Tom River Watershed, the Coyote Spencer Wetlands offers a peek at what the Willamette Valley's historic, pre-European settlement landscape may have looked like. The property's wildflower displays and oak and ash forests also help define a route that has become popular for wine-country driving tours and recreational cyclists.  


The Coyote Spencer Wetlands provides an essential home and refuge for an array of plants and animals, including rare native plants like Bradshaw's lomatium, Oregon delphinium and thin-leaved peavine. The property is also known locally as a well-traveled wildlife corridor for bear, bobcat, elk and more.


Read more in our press release. 


The protection of these extraordinarily bio-diverse wetlands is only possible because of your dedicated support of our land conservation efforts right here in western Oregon. Thank you!    



Grant funding and project support provided by Oregon Department of State Lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Long Tom Watershed Council, and the Rivers to Ridges Partnership.  


Celebrate Wetlands and Double Your Impact! 
Matching Gift Campaign - Now Through March 31st
Matching Gift Challenge

Mountain Rose Herbs logoJoin us in celebrating our newest protected landscape by making a tax deductible donation to the McKenzie River Trust during the month of March, and our loyal supporters at Mountain Rose Herbs will match your donation dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.

Shawn Donnille on Green Island
Shawn Donnille, co-owner and Vice President of Mountain Rose Herbs, volunteers with his staff on Green Island. Photo by Brandi Ferguson.



"For Mountain Rose Herbs, our decision to keep our business in Oregon depends on the quality of life offered by nearby clean rivers, wild salmon, diverse forest habitats, and unbridled wild areas. For this reason alone, we must thank the folks at the McKenzie River Trust for making Oregon a lovely place to live and work."

-Shawn Donnille, co-owner and Vice President of Mountain Rose Herbs  





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Our newest protected landscape, the Coyote Spencer Wetlands, is a testament to your past gifts. Without generous donations from supporters like you and businesses like Mountain Rose Herbs, we would be unable to continue our local land conservation efforts. Celebrate wetlands, and help us meet this matching gift challenge by making a gift by March 31st.

To help us meet this challenge, please forward this email on to 5 friends. Ask them to join you in supporting local land conservation!

Lend a Hand: Volunteer on Green Island!
Thursday, March 22, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Mountain Rose Herbs employees volunteer on Green Island. Photo by Tim Giraudier.

Get your boots on the ground and your hands dirty volunteering with
Green Island Project Manager Chris Vogel! You'll help with tree maintenance and learn more about habitat restoration as you care for this unique site. Abundant floodplain forest, backwater sloughs, and multiple channels of the mainstem Willamette await you.

Located downstream from the confluence of the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers,
 Green Island is the McKenzie River Trust's largest protected property at more than 1,000 acres.


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