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  • Willamette Heritage Center (Meeting Place) 1313 Mill Street Southeast Salem, OR, 97301 United States (map)

Straub Environmental Center educators and members of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will lead an all-day hike to view the wildflowers of Anvil Lake, in the Mount Hood National Forest. This 2.6-mile roundtrip hike (with light elevation gain) passes through old-growth forest, the beautiful Black Wolf Meadows, and ends at a secluded lake. Discover moisture-loving wildflowers such as bog laurel and explorer’s gentian and taste wild huckleberries! Bring a sack lunch, water, and appropriate foot gear and clothing.

Location: Meet in the parking lot at the Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill St. SE) at 9:00 am. The group will depart in a passenger van at 9:15.

Cost: $5 for Native Plant Society of Oregon members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited to ten participants ages 12-adult. Pre-registration is required. Cash or check accepted.

To register and for more information, email John Savage at or call 503-779-5414.