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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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Fall 2018

Published September 4th, 2018

Facilities Management

John Hunter

Summer has been a busy one for the Facilities Management Committee (FMC) that was filled with progress, challenges and setbacks. On June 5th a water pipe broke in one of the downstairs rented businesses flooding two of our rental units. Thankfully we had insurance and with the help of Dry Pro [...]

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Summer 2018

Published June 7th, 2018

Stan Petrowski

With the wonderful help of our volunteers, Staff, and Board of Directors, Umpqua Watersheds continues on its journey to fulfill its vision for the Umpqua region. Our internal reorganization is having a reinvigorating impact on our morale and capacity to respond to the waves of challenges facing the natural world. Political and social [...]

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Summer 2018

Published May 30th, 2018

Facilities Management

John Hunter

It has been an exciting and busy spring for the Facilities Management Committee. As we continue to improve Umpqua Watersheds’ major asset – our building at 539 SE Main St. As of April 1, all four of our office spaces have become rented. We are fortunate to have honest and dedicated [...]

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