Living River Celebration on Green Island

Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Gates open at 7 am and close at 5 pm

Register now!

FREE and Family Friendly – Donations welcome
Tree Climbing – Guided Tours – Birding – Picnicking – Native Plant ID – Self Guided Walks – Canoeing – Oakshire and Ninkasi Beer – Music by the Jazz Station and more…

Come and explore Green Island, an incredible natural area just minutes from where you live, work, and play. You’ll join with neighbors, families, and friends to find birdsong and music, fresh water and cold beverages, naturalist guides and spots to gather in the shade of trees. It’s all here, where the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers come together.

Green Island is the McKenzie River Trust‘s flagship site, the place we’ve poured our hearts into for the past 13 years thanks to our members’ generous support. This place has incredible stories to tell. Walk with your friends and spend the day making memories outdoors on Green Island.


5 important things to know about the Living River Celebration

  1. The Living River Celebration is FREE and family friendly.
  2. Donations are welcome.
  3. Bring your friends!
  4. No pets, please.
  5. Registration gets you entered to win a $100 REI gift card!

Register now!

When you register, 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.

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

No dogs, please!

We like dogs as much as you, but there are no dogs allowed on Green Island. Please leave your furry friends at home so they don’t have to wait in the car.


The McKenzie River Trust’s eighth 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 help people protect and care for the lands and rivers they cherish in western Oregon. Learn about past Living River events.

Do you love helping people find their way in the outdoors? Have an eye for safety? We need you! All volunteers will get a t-shirt and our infinite gratitude. Contact Jules Abbott to sign up.