2014 Living River Celebration on Green Island

Saturday, June 28 – Gates open at 7 am and close at 5 pm

FREE and Family Friendly – Donations welcome
Tree Climbing – Guided Tours – Birding – Picnicking – Native Plant ID – Self Guided Walks – Canoeing – Storytelling – Ninkasi Beer – Music by Don Latarski and more…

Join us again on Green Island, the McKenzie River Trust‘s signature property where the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers come together. You’ll find birdsong and music, freshwater and cold beverages, naturalist guides and shady spots to gather with friends.

New this year, you’ll also find writers and others to help you consider Green Island: what do you see, hear, and touch? What should we remember as our community continues to nurture this land? Help compile a record that tracks the growth of our love for Green Island, just as we measure the growth of its trees and grasslands and river channels.


Note: Online registration is now closed. See us at the Registration booth near the entrance from 7am to 5pm on June 28th to register or check in. Register for the Living River Celebration and you will be entered to win a $100 gift card from REI! One registration per family, please. We’re collecting contact information to keep track of how many people attend the Celebration and to follow up with you after. Please note: registration is entirely voluntary and not required to attend the Living River Celebration.

To plan your Living River Celebration, click the links to the right!

The Living River Celebration is FREE and family friendly. Donations are welcome. Bring your friends! No pets, please.

Green Island is located just 15 minutes from downtown Eugene or Springfield – click here for directions. Parking is limited. Please CARPOOL if possible.

The McKenzie River Trust’s sixth annual Living River event connects our community to the unique landscapes that surround us in Oregon – where we all live, work, and play. The Living River events benefit the McKenzie River Trust’s mission to protect and care for special lands and the rivers that flow through them in western Oregon. Learn about past Living River events.