For many of us, 2020 started with such high hopes. Just the thought of starting a new decade is always exciting, as we imagine what will happen in the next ten years. None of us imagined that the first year of the 2020 decade would include a global pandemic. In our country alone, [...]
Well, 2020 is rapidly coming to a close, and most of us are saying , “Good riddance!” While the year has had its share of difficulties and social disruption, you, our loyal supporters, have stuck with us.
The pandemic has forced us to retool the way we work, communicate, and raise funds. [...]
Executive Director Update…Kasey Hovik
Over the last 9 years, Umpqua Watersheds has hosted eight AmeriCorps superheroes. Young people who have travelled across the country to work for less than minimum wage to provide environmental education and support the mission of our organization. Each service member added their own, unique and considerable abilities to [...]
THE LORAX WANTS YOU!
I’ve been thinking lately of Dr. Seuss’ beloved character, the Lorax, who famously proclaimed “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.”
Since 1995, Umpqua Watersheds has been speaking for the trees and for the entire panoply of life they support. Our faithful supporters over these two and [...]
Umpqua Watersheds is seeking Volunteer Board of Directors applications.
OK, everything’s different… Now what?
Like everyone else, we at Umpqua Watersheds are trying to navigate the Coronavirus landscape in a safe and proactive way. Face to face meetings are a fading memory, replaced by small pixelated images on screens from our home offices. Traditional social events are canceled or postponed indefinitely, and we’ve all [...]
Executive Director Update:…Kasey Hovik
These are historic times with challenges which were unimagined by many of us just a few months ago. While we grieve the loss of life, the incredible stress and strain on our front-line medical providers, we must strive to find ways to manage and even improve in our organizations and [...]
By Kasey Hovik
Umpqua Watersheds is celebrating our 25th anniversary. Things have changed a lot in 25 years. Looking back at how much things cost in 1995 is interesting. Sadly, one of the most significant changes, one that will impact every facet of our lives and that of the next several generations, is the increase [...]
By Ken Carloni, President
As the long winter ebbs and wildflowers begin to poke their heads up, I find myself thinking back to a beautiful spring day in 1996. It was the year of the infamous “salvage rider” that opened up thousands of acres of old growth forests to logging for one year. That was [...]
Greetings Fellow Conservationists! In our Fall 2019 newsletter, I filled you in on some changes happening inside the UW organization, and I’d like to add more detail here. But first, I’d like to share some recent progress at UW.
We had a great strategic planning meeting at the end of October [...]