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Published September 10th, 2022

By Kasey Hovik

Fall is always an exciting time for Umpqua Watersheds and me personally because it starts another term for our AmeriCorps program. We are very proud of all [...]

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An AmeriCorps Farewell

Published June 10th, 2022

As we move into summer, the school year ends and my role in local science classrooms draws to a close. It was a great year full of fun activities including [...]

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Published March 8th, 2022

It’s been almost four months since I joined the United Communities AmeriCorps and Umpqua Watersheds teams as an Environmental Education and Outreach Leader. In this time, [...]

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Umpqua Valley Audubon seeks AmeriCorps applicants

Published January 4th, 2022

Do you want to spend your days “connecting people with nature to inspire protection of our natural world” while serving as our Outreach Coordinator with Umpqua Valley Audubon Society [...]

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Introducing our NEW Environmental Education and Outreach Leader!

Published December 8th, 2021

Hello, Umpqua Watersheds community! My name is Viviana Young and I am the new Environmental Education and Outreach Leader for Umpqua Watersheds via the United Communities AmeriCorps program. So far [...]

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Update from the Education Committee

Published September 9th, 2021

Wrapping Up & Continuing On…..

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind as I completed my AmeriCorps term of service and stepped into my new role as the [...]

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Episode 22: AmeriCorps!

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you'll hear from members currently serving with United Communities AmeriCorps, as well as UCA's Program Director and Umpqua Watersheds' Executive Director, with a guest appearance by Umpqua Watershed's next AmeriCorps member, who will be...

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Episode 21: Understanding More of Oregon’s History – or Herstory

Published July 31st, 2021
In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, this episode will explore the connections between women, especially lesbian women, and the environment, as well as dive into the history of a special area of land called Cabbage Canyon. Our guest for this episode is J...

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Episode 20: Reflections on Time Spent in Somalia

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features an interview with MaryAnn Shank, who shares about the time she spent serving with the Peace Corps in Somalia years ago. She reflects on what she has learned in the intervening years, and the benefits of service. Resources & Links fo...

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Episode 19: Staying Connected with Environmental (& Other) Organizations As We Age

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features an interview with Lillene Fifield, who shares some recommendations for staying active, and staying connected as you get older. Additionally, she reflects on how religious institutions and other groups can be environmentally consciou...

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