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Umpqua Watersheds: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Published March 16th, 2020

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 [...]

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Published December 6th, 2019

 

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 [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds could use you skills!

Published December 6th, 2019

Are you unable to contribute to Umpqua Watersheds monetarily? Do you have skills related to construction, electrical, remodeling, plumbing, building maintenance or property management? You can contribute your skills! Don’t have any particular skill but would still like to help? Not to worry. We have many projects that don’t require any skills as long [...]

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Presidents Corner

Published September 24th, 2019

Presidents Corner… Ken Carloni

Greetings faithful UW supporters! I’d like to fill you in on some changes happening in our organization.

 

First, I am just beginning my third term as president of UW. I became UW’s second president from 1996-8, and took another turn in that office from 2009-12. I have some ideas about [...]

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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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