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Community Members Tour Green Island

6-28 river trustNEAR EUGENE, Ore. — Community members got the chance to explore Green Island Saturday afternoon.

It’s the area near where the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers meet. The McKenzie River Trust put on the Living Rivers Celebration Saturday so people could take tours, climb trees, and learn more about the land this conservation group protects.

“It’s an opportunity for the whole community to come out and just enjoy this protected landscape. We own 1100 acres where the McKenzie and Willamette come together and this is an opportunity for the whole community to come out and just connect to this landscape,” said Brandi Ferguson.

The McKenzie River Trust is working to restore the area to the flood plain forest. So far they’ve planted 80,000 trees and are starting some major restoration work on the island next week.

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