Guided Tours

Connect with the Land!

Our Connect With the Land program offers free tours throughout the year guided by local experts in restoration, botany, birds, amphibians, dragonflies, and more. Staff and Board members host these special visits to lands protected by the McKenzie River Trust. Join us to visit a place you’ve never been before, learn something new, and come away with a greater appreciation of everything western Oregon has to offer!

How to sign up

Most tours are free, three hours long, and require pre-registration through the MRT website. Registration will open approximately three months prior to the event date. To get more information, just click on the date of the tour below to visit the registration page. Then click the Register Now! button at the bottom of the page to reserve your spot. If you have any questions about a tour or how to register, contact our office at 541-345-2799.

Upcoming tours

Sat 6/21/2014 from 7 – 10 am Summer Solstice Bird Tour on the Coyote Spencer Wetlands
Sat 7/12/2014 from 8 am – noon Dragonfly and Damselfly Field Course on Green Island
Sat 7/19/2014 from 9 am – 5 pm Mainstem Willamette River Raft Tour
Sat 7/26/2014 from 9:30 am – 5 pm Siuslaw Estuary Kayak Tour
Sat 8/9/2014 from 9:30 am – 3 pm Green Island Plein Air Drawing and Painting
Sat 8/16/2014 from 9 am – 5 pm Mainstem Willamette River Raft Tour

A list of all our upcoming events can be found HERE.

Photographs in this column by Melanie Knapp, Bruce Newhouse, and Tim Giraudier