This is my second term of AmeriCorps and the second term in which my host site is focused at the watershed level. Last year, people often expressed confusion about what a watershed is, and why an organization would establish themselves based on such a region. Put simply, a “watershed” is all of the land area [...]
Typically, my Home Explorer activities will primarily focus on scientific or environmental exploration, so why did I choose to have the most recent set of activities relate to interconnectedness and peace? Today, September 21st, is the International Day of Peace, and this year, it is falling at a time in most people’s lives that feels [...]
Wildfires in 2020: What set the stage for this historic event and what can we expect in the future?
The fires that broke out and spread across nearly 1 million acres of western Oregon this month are terrifying and devastating. We know from forest research and history that western Oregon’s forest ecosystems naturally burn. But [...]
My last day as Umpqua Watershed’s AmeriCorps was on July 31st, 2020. While we couldn’t have a big goodbye party, or attend Twin Lakes Campout or River Appreciation Day, I still had a lot to celebrate. Today’s article is my service’s highlight-reel, a chance to demonstrate the opportunities my [...]
By Robyn Bath-Rosenfeld
My last day as Umpqua Watershed’s AmeriCorps was on July 31st, 2020. While we couldn’t have a big goodbye party, or attend Twin Lakes Campout or River Appreciation Day, I still had a lot to celebrate. Today’s article is my service’s highlight-reel, a chance to demonstrate the opportunities my position [...]
Ryan Kincaid is a native of the Finger Lakes region of New York. From an early age, she loved to explore the woods, creek, and lake and observe the numerous frogs, chipmunks, and other wildlife near her grandparents’ cottage. Ryan earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching [...]
This Spring, Umpqua Watersheds’ is working hard to continue education and outreach during Stay at Home orders. In March, we began our @Home Explorer Series to bring outdoor-minded activities to Umpqua youth at home. Three new activities are posted weekly on our website, with topics ranging from birds to slugs [...]
Umpqua Watersheds is accepting applications for their 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Environmental Education Position
Update: We are no longer accepting applications. We have filled the position.
Please go to the link below to apply for the position through United Communities AmeriCorps.
I’m so excited to unveil our new Home Explorer series! This is something I’ve been working on for a few weeks and learning all kinds of new skills in online learning and website design! I look forward to getting feedback and watching this portal grow every week. I know that there are so many online [...]
by Robyn Bath-Rosenfeld
The New Year is off to an amazing start in my role as the Environmental Educator and Outreach Leader. On January 20th for MLK Day, I organized our annual river clean up with fellow-AmeriCorps Janelle Polcyn from the BlueZones Project. At Gaddis Park in Roseburg, over [...]