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Earth Week Stewardship: Camping

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Celebrate Earth Week on this week-long traveling stewardship trip! Each day, we’ll be hosting a different stewardship project in the Owyhee. We’ll meet at the site for the day by 10 AM and have a short introduction to the project, complete with background and safety tips. After working away on our project for the day, we’ll meet back up at 3 PM for a natural history talk from a guest. Then, at 4 PM, folks are free to enjoy camp and explore as they like.

Check out the list of projects and camp locations below:

Monday, April 17: Owyhee Front, DRY camp above Jump Creek
Fence removal and/or garbage removal

Tuesday, April 18: Adopt-a-Highway, camp at Succor Creek State Natural Area
Roadside garbage removal

Wednesday, April 19: Adopt-a-Park, Succor Creek State Natural Area, camp at Succor Creek State Natural Area
Asphalt removal, fence installation, sign installation and/or garbage removal
In partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department via Adopt-A-Park

Thursday, April 20: Adopt-a-Park, Lake Owyhee State Park, camp at McCormick Campground (three tent sites reserved for FOTO, if you are camping with an RV or 5th-wheel you must reserve your own)
Garbage removal and second project TBD
In partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department via Adopt-A-Park

Friday, April 21: Lower Owyhee Canyon, camping at Owyhee Dam Park (FOTO has reserved)
Garbage and graffiti removal
In partnership with the SOLVE Oregon via Adopt-A-River

Saturday, April 22: Watchable Wildlife Area near Snively Hot Springs, camping at Owyhee Dam Park (FOTO has reserved)
Fence repair, weed pulling, reseeding, beaver protection

Sunday, April 23: Fault Knob hike and yoga in Lower Owyhee Canyon*
Yoga in the Wild Owyhee with Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum
* Please note that this is a collaborative event and requires separate registration. We hope you decide to join us!


  • Each day is a new site! 
  • Spend time doing stewardship in a variety of Owyhee locations
  • Enjoy springtime weather and hopefully some wildflowers!


  • Moving camp most nights
  • Some projects may be a bit physically strenuous

Suggested gear

  • Daypack
  • Shelter (tarp or tent, stakes, ground cloth)
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottles, plenty of water
  • Stove, fuel
  • Cooking pot, utensils, knife
  • Food:
    • Number of meals for the duration of your stay
    • Breakfasts,  lunches, dinners, snacks/treats
  • Hygiene kit
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste
    • Sunscreen, chapstick
    • Baby wipes
    • Prescription medications
  • Hiking boots or trail shoes, camp shoes
  • Hiking clothes, camp clothes
  • Sun hat, sunglasses
  • Rain jacket, insulated jacket
  • Warm hat, gloves
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Camera, phone

Provided by FOTO

  • Stewardship projects and equipment
    • Gloves
    • Tools
    • Safety equipment
    • Trash bags
    • Trash pickers
  • Navigational lead
  • Guest speaker


  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
    • Participants must be 10 years or older for all events except for the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up, which requires participants to be 18+.
  • How much does camping cost? 
    • Camping is free at most locations, except at Lake Owyhee, which is $17 per site.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    • For this trip, we ask that you leave your animals at home.
  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    • No, we will have a roster of the folks signed up.
  • Can I bring my camper for this trip?
    • Due to the size of the campgrounds, we recommend that you camp in a tent or in your vehicle.

If you have any questions not answered here, please contact Sammy via email, text, or phone call:, (541) 430-0577

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