LEARNING IN THE UMPQUA WATERSHED
By Ryan Kincaid
Thank you to everyone who helped make our second annual Learning in the Umpqua Watershed (training for local educators) a success. Fourteen teachers and homeschooling parents participated in this year’s training, and we had presenters from various communities in Oregon, as well as a couple from California [...]
It was wonderful to see nearly 100 people at the Umpqua Watersheds 26th Annual Membership Banquet on Sunday, May 1st—our first in-person banquet in two years and our first outdoor banquet ever. It felt so good to talk to people that we’ve missed seeing over the pandemic. Widespread Haze provided [...]
Are you passionate about getting kids into nature?
Many of you may remember the innovative new program, Kids for Nature, that was [...]
In 2020 and 2021 we had to cancel most of our in-person events because of the pandemic. We had several virtual events, including our banquet both years, and I am very proud of our staff and volunteers for pulling those off and for the support it generated from our members. We are very excited that [...]
Last year, we held our first training event for local educators, which we called “Learning in the Umpqua Watershed: Engaging K-12 Students through Nature Connections & STEAM Activities.” This is now an annual event, and this year it will take place over three days (April 13th – 15th), allowing us to focus our attention on [...]
Our mature and old-growth are some of our most powerful climate solutions. But these forests are still being logged when they should be set aside for carbon storage, wildlife habitat, and clean water.
We need the Biden administration to understand that forest defense is climate defense!
When we protect our older forests [...]
Kasey’s Korner…..Kasey Hovik
We live in strange and challenging times. We continue to struggle through the worst pandemic in 100 years while forest fires, floods, devastating storms destroy property, and lives are lost. The ugly divisiveness that is a part of local and national politics wears us down. Our natural world and wildlife face [...]
Archie Creek Post-Fire Recovery Project
Umpqua Watersheds is a lead partner in a collaborative project with Phoenix Charter School and Umpqua Community College to promote shared stewardship of public lands impacted by the Archie Creek Fire, providing service-learning opportunities for local students and community volunteers by increasing outreach, education, and engagement related to riparian habitat [...]
Post-Fire Recovery Leader
Umpqua Watersheds is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the ecosystems of the Umpqua watershed and beyond through education, training, advocacy, and ecologically sound stewardship. Umpqua Watersheds was first formed in 1986 as a volunteer organization for citizens to help monitor public forest and watershed [...]