McKenzie River Reflections

The McKenzie River Trust frequently hosts small tours and volunteer events on Green Island, but for the Living River Celebration on Saturday, June 29th, an array of offerings will greet visitors interested in nature. "Many people have helped us plant trees, pull weeds, and learn about this place over the last ten years," says Joe Moll, McKenzie River Trust Executive Director.

Boaters/floaters should avoid north channel of McKenzie River below Walterville Boat Landing

By Judy Scott
Buckwheat fieldPhoto by Alex Stone, OSU
Farmers and home gardeners are finding buckwheat to be a good "green manure.

The Oregon State Marine Board reports a big tree is completely blocking the McKenzie River approximately 1/4 mile downstream of the Paradise Boat Ramp. Boat passage is completely blocked. People should scout the river before launching. Signs have been posted and marine patrol deputies are assessing the obstruction.

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McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.