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Spotlight on our donors

Published March 7th, 2021

We received a very generous donation to fund our AmeriCorps Environmental Education program for the 2021-2022 year from Jerry Mires. Jerry grew up in the Umpqua Valley. He was [...]

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New Opportunities

Published January 12th, 2021

Our AmeriCorps member has been cooking up some appetizing  opportunities for everyone in your family:

Living Downstream

Umpqua Watersheds is airing a new program on our KQUA station starting Saturday, [...]

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Executive Director Update Winter 2020

Published December 2nd, 2020

by….Kasey Hovik

For many of us, 2020 started with such high hopes. Just the thought of starting a new decade is always exciting, as we imagine what will happen in [...]

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Grateful & Hopeful

Published December 2nd, 2020

As we transition from the season of thanks-giving to the season of hope, I find myself reflecting on all of the things that I have to give thanks for, and [...]

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America Recycles Day is Next Sunday!

Published November 9th, 2020

At the school where I used to teach, many of the students that I taught – and families that I worked with – didn’t recycle. I think many saw it [...]

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Bat Week

Published October 26th, 2020

October 24th-31st is known as “Bat Week”. As we gear up for Halloween, I wanted to share a few facts about one “spooky” species – bats. 

According to Oregon’s [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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