The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Miami River Preserve to participate in a volunteer work party taking place on May 20. Adjacent to Tillamook Bay, these restored wetlands will benefit northern red-legged frog, chum salmon, peregrine falcon and other at-risk wildlife. Volunteers will help our riparian restoration plantings escape the deadly grip of bindweed. This fast-growing vine crawls up our young conifers and smothers them! The site is flat but we will be walking on un-even ground through tall, dense grass. Please bring: hiking shoes, daypack, lunch and snacks for the day, one or two full water bottles, and layers of clothing to be prepared for any weather – including raingear, a hat and sunscreen. Also bring leather gloves and eye protection (sunglasses or safety gasses), if you have them–if not, we have gloves and safety glasses for you to borrow.