Ocean Blue Wildlife group main goal is a quality of life for birds and other wildlife in the state of Oregon. We are dedicated to assisting the Ocean Blue Project Stewardship staff with protecting, managing, conserving and enhancing the region’s important scenic and natural resources.
Balancing wildlife preservation, human use and the influences of adjacent urbanization are challenges and opportunities that the Ocean Blue Project will continue to meet. Effort will be made to involve the public in aspects of the Wildlife Program. Our goals are to insure that the region’s scenic lands are secure and that wildlife always has a place to prosper.
As members of the Wildlife Volunteers, we will do all that is humanly possible to support Ocean Blue Project’s mission to protect, manage, maintain, restore urban streams, rivers, Oregon beaches, working to clean the ocean one stream at a time. Wildlife Volunteers renew their connections to the land through hands-on conservation and resource management activities. We share some of the following values: wildlife appreciation, adventure, family involvement, friendship, continued growth and education, teamwork, opportunities to mentor the youth, and a commitment to community enrichment.
THE GOALS AND PROJECTS
The “sky's the limit” with opportunities to help our urban streams to remain wonderful places to visit and areas rich with wildlife treasures. Below are just a few of our current goals where you can make a difference:
Least Tern Habitat Enhancement at Hayward Regional Shoreline.
Oregon Wood Duck Program at Willamette River, Willamette, and Bowman Regional Parks.
Oregon Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora) and Blotched Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum) Habitat Enhancement - Bowman Park
Northern Pacific Treefrog, also referred to as the Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla)
Key Species Wildlife Resource Inventories at all urban streams
Riparian Wetland Enhancement and Tree Swallow Nest Box Network at Bowman Park
Burrowing Owl Habitat Enhancement and Nest Box Network at Willamette River close to Bowman Park
Bird Survey at Bowman Park
LEVEL OF COMMITMENT REQUIRED
1. A willing heart and a passion to help people, birds and wildlife. 2. Able to support the goals of the Wildlife Volunteers Program under the direction of the Wildlife Program Manager and Wildlife Stream Coordinator. 3. Faithful in attending projects on time. 4. Giving at least two weeks notice if you wish to attend a volunteer project session. 5. Giving at least two days notice to the Wildlife Stream Coordinator managing the Wildlife Volunteer Program if you will be absent from a project session that you had registered to attend.
How many hours will this require?
Volunteers must be able to make a minimum commitment of 3 hours per event:
3 hours per year
6 hours per year
9 hours per year
We are also seeking groups that would like to commit 20 to 30 hours per year dedicated to this Wildlife Enhancement Program.