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What a Wonderful Day for a Hike

Published October 19th, 2020

On Saturday, I got my first real taste of Oregon wilderness. Umpqua Watersheds led a hike to Rogue River/Natural Bridge, and we enjoyed an abundance of natural beauty at every turn. I began learning the names of some of the native flora, and enjoyed seeing the diverse array of trees and other plants all around [...]

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Flavors of Autumn

Published October 14th, 2020

There are so many ways to live lightly on the earth. Each year when fall comes around, I’m eager to partake in one of them – locally grown fruits and vegetables. You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy a meatless recipe. There’s an abundance of non-meat recipes, from hearty soups to salads [...]

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New Opportunities to Get Involved

Published October 7th, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have new opportunities for you and your family to get involved with Umpqua Watersheds! Starting this month, we will be hosting two book clubs and a contest!

Book Clubs

  • For the youngest readers, check out our Little Leaves page to find books and art projects that match [...]

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    Serving a Watershed-Based Organization: Why Natural Boundaries Matter

    Published September 28th, 2020

    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 [...]

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    The Importance of Peace

    Published September 21st, 2020

    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 [...]

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    Umpqua Watersheds President Ken Carloni will be on a panel discussion about wildlfires.

    Published September 21st, 2020

    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 [...]

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    From one AmeriCorps to the Next…

    Published September 15th, 2020

    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 [...]

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    From one AmeriCorps to the Next

    Published September 7th, 2020

    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 [...]

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    The next…

    Published September 5th, 2020

    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 [...]

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    AmeriCorps Education Update..Summer 2020

    Published June 18th, 2020
    AmeriCorps: Education Spotlight.. Robyn Bath-Rosenfeld

    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 [...]

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