Earth Day Invasive Species Removal at Camas Patch Preserve, WA

Saturday, April 22, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day with Friends of the Columbia Gorge by helping remove invasive scotch broom at Camas Patch Preserve near Carson, WA.

Registration is required for each volunteer.

Please read our electronic Liability Waiver here. You will be asked to check a box acknowledging you read waiver during registration.

Youth volunteers

  • 15 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Y?outh age 16 or older may volunteer on their own as long as they bring a Youth Volunteer Waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian. Find a printable Youth Volunteer Waiver Form HERE.

Project Description

Join us in this annual stewardship event focused on removing invasive scotch broom from a beautiful camas bed at a Friends Land Trust preserve. The Native Plant Society was been leading this effort for many years and Friends volunteers will be joining in to carry on this important work for years to come.

Level of physical work includes walking a very short sloped distance from the parking area. While working, volunteers will be carrying bags of weeds, bending, and kneeling.

Site notes: There is no restroom on site.

We provide all necessary tools and gloves, however you are also welcome to bring your own gloves and handtools.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch, snacks, and plenty of water (we'll eat lunch at the preserve).
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • Personal hand sanitizer
  • Sun protection - this site is an open meadow with little shade
  • Tick spray if you prefer (tucking your pants into socks works well)
  • Readiness to meet great people and have a fun day outside!

What to Wear:

  • Boots or sturdy sneakers
  • Long durable pants and long-sleeved shirt
  • Dress for weather: extra layers of clothing in case of wet or cold weather


  • 9:00 a.m. - Check in, meet the crew and safety check-in
  • 9:15 a.m. - Walk to project area, Scotch broom identification and removal
  • 11:15 a.m. - Lunch break/take breaks as needed along the way
  • 1:00 p.m. - Work party concludes


A confirmation email with directions will be sent out 3-5 days before the event.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Skelly at or 503-501-6351.