The City of Eugene Parks and Open Space celebrated they holiday with events at Spencer Butte. Local experts gave guided tours of the Butte and informational booths were set up at the trail head.
Attendees had the opportunity to learn about birding, ecology, butterflies and trail stewardship.
Park staff say this day is particularly special for the Pacific Northwest because it’s a region known for its trails and great hiking.
“You can go through a beautiful kind of dense fir forest, lots of coverage, you’ve kind of got dappled sunlight areas, things peaking through and then you start to climb out to the actual summit of the butte where it’s rocky, almost like a sub-alpine environment,” said Carrie Karl, City of Eugene Parks and Open Space South Region Volunteer Coordinator.
The University of Oregon Environmental Leadership Program and other groups also attended.