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AmeriCorps Update

Published June 18th, 2019

AmeriCorps Voice…..Christine Smith

The fact that this article is my last one is unbelievable. These past two years have been filled with growth, amazing connections and so much fun in the environmental education world. Maris and I are maximizing our last few weeks by teaching at as many camps and outdoor schools as we [...]

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Facilities Management Update

Published June 18th, 2019

John Hunter

This spring has produced progress on the needed repairs to our UW office. Thanks to our super volunteer, Phil Schad, another rear office wall was repaired and repainted, creating more storage space which gave us the opportunity to move the cabinets in the radio room into this section of the office. Our radio [...]

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Summer 2019

Published June 18th, 2019

Presidents Report.. Stan Petrowski

 “I Heard It Through The Grape Vine”

 This year I will have served on the Umpqua Watersheds Board of Directors for ten years. Of those ten years I have spent eight on the Executive Committee. Three as VP and five as President. Recently I announced to the Board that I would [...]

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Spring 2019

Published March 7th, 2019

Stanley Petrowski

Almost ten years ago, I was honored to be invited to join the Board of Directors of Umpqua Watersheds. It has been a wonderful experience to share the challenges that threaten the natural world with such a diverse Board. So much change is transpiring in the web of life that without their mutually [...]

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Spring 2019

Published March 3rd, 2019

Facilities Management… John Hunter

The crazy weather late February rally tested the heartiness of our building and we are happy to report that it all stayed outside. For the first time in years the interior our office has been leak free. No more pans and buckets to collect water. No more mops and rags to [...]

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Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Published March 3rd, 2019

Kasey Hovik, Executive Director

Over the last 35 years, Land and Water hosts the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) at the University of Oregon. It is the world’s largest public interest environmental law conference and usually draws several members from Umpqua Watersheds as well as members from our sister organizations. Unfortunately, snow and ice [...]

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Administration Update

Published December 15th, 2018

Executive Director, Kasey Hovik

In mid-November the Board of Directors (BOD) and staff of Umpqua Watersheds (UW) met for our annual strategic planning meeting. We spent the whole day reviewing accomplishments of the past year, our strategic plan and making plans for the coming year. Over the past six years I have had the opportunity [...]

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Winter 2018

Published December 7th, 2018

Stanley Petrowski

Greetings and salutations. We’ve been remarkably busy as usual. In this newsletter, you will read the reports from the committee chairs and dedicated members of the organization. We have been extremely active in the community and continue to work hard on Outreach, Conservation, Restoration and Education of our Umpqua Watershed. We have many [...]

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Strategic Planning

Published December 4th, 2018

Kasey Hovik, Executive Director

In mid-November the Board of Directors (BOD) and staff of Umpqua Watersheds (UW) met for our annual strategic planning meeting. We spent the whole day reviewing accomplishments of the past year, our strategic plan and making plans for the coming year. Over the past six years I have had the opportunity [...]

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Winter 2018

Published December 3rd, 2018

Facilities Management

John Hunter

The close of 2018 marks the first full year for the Facilities Management Committee (FMC) and what a remarkable year it has been filled with learning experiences, challenges, setbacks, and accomplishments. We achieved much through cooperation and commitment. As we reported in previous newsletters, we accomplished a number of immediate projects [...]

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