Whilamut Natural Area Citizen Planning Committee Seeking New Members

Volunteers from Springfield are needed to serve on a citizen planning committee that helps monitor the long-range plan for the Whilamut Natural Area of Eastgate Woodlands and Alton Baker Park, a 237-acre urban greenway connecting Eugene and Springfield.


The Citizen Planning Committee (CPC) collaborates with partner organizations to ensure the park is used appropriately and respectfully for passive recreation. They also assist with hands-on restoration work at Eastgate Woodlands.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District manages Eastgate Woodlands, which is the eastern portion of the Whilamut Natural Area.

Members serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2021. The full committee meets four times a year. For more information contact Fraser MacDonald at 541-736-4051 or fraserm@willamalane.org. Positions are open until filled.

Download the application (pdf)
Download the supplemental questions (pdf)

About the Citizen Planning Committee
The CPC was formed as a result of an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Eugene, the City of Springfield, Willamalane Park and Recreation District, and Lane County.

The CPC meets four times per year, and members work on sub-committee projects between meetings. The committee’s scope of work includes monitoring city-initiated restoration and park improvement activities; coordinating committee-sponsored volunteer projects; and promoting the Whilamut Natural Area to the community as a valuable open space asset. 
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