Umpqua Watersheds Blog

President’s Corner

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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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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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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Spring 2018

Published March 7th, 2018

Stan Petrowski

The onslaught against the conservation of the natural world is intense on so many levels. “Not to worry!” as the old saying goes. We are undaunted by the immensity of the task and greatly encouraged when steps are taken in the right direction.

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Winter 2017

Published December 7th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

Greetings one and all. I hope you are enjoying the Holiday season. No rest for the weary here at Umpqua Watersheds. That’s not a complaint. It’s just a description of the reality we live in as modern day conservation/ restoration advocates, especially here in Douglas County. Amidst the onslaught from the political arena [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 7th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

New Conservation Committee Meetings

We’ve been very busy. Our committee meetings have been consistent going forward. UW is pleased to announce that the Conservation committee chaired by Vice President and volunteer Joseph Patrick Quinn. His work load responding to timber contract proposals has been piling up. Careful documentation and insight into the workings [...]

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Spring 2017

Published March 7th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

We are certainly living during interesting times. Apart from the usual mishaps of our human condition there are some really encouraging events that have transpired since our last newsletter.

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