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Published September 9th, 2021

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 [...]

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Archie Creek Fire Recovery Project position opening

Published September 9th, 2021

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 [...]

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Part time Internship Recruitment

Published August 13th, 2021

Post-Fire Recovery Leader

 

Organizational Mission:

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 [...]

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River Appreciation Day change in Venue

Published July 11th, 2021
Because of the Jack Fire burning near the North Umpqua River, our original site for River Appreciation Day 2021, Steamboat Ball Field, has been set up as a fire camp and will not be available.  Therefore, we will gather instead at 1:00pm Saturday July 17 at Whistler’s Bend Park Day Use Area near the river [...]

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Volunteers of the Year 2021

Published June 8th, 2021

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Umpqua Watersheds AmeriCorps position now open!

Published June 2nd, 2021

Do you want to be a part of a great organization and change the world!

Recruitment is open now for the Umpqua Watersheds AmeriCorps position. We focus on education and community outreach. We are looking for environmental educators that have a serious desire to engage youth in the community. This is the 12th year of [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds 25th Annual Banquet, May 15, 2021 at 7pm

Published May 13th, 2021

Banquet 2021 Presentations

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KQUA Fundraiser

Published March 8th, 2021

KQUA has made significant progress with a website, live365 listening App on Google Play, and new programming. We still have some needs for the station. Until the end of this month, we are holding a fundraiser to cover the costs associated with keeping KQUA on the air. Funds are needed to make the station more [...]

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Wilderness Update (2)

Published March 7th, 2021

by… Robbin Schindele

After a tumultuous 2020, the Wilderness Committee is looking forward to getting back to in-person activities without fearing for our health and well-being as more and more of our friends, neighbors, and families get vaccinated. But until that happens we’ll be working under the governor’s social distancing restrictions and continue [...]

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Outreach Update

Published March 7th, 2021

by … Kasey Hovik

It’s been a year now since our semi-isolation because of the pandemic. We’ve missed our favorite social gatherings with friends and family. Many of us have worked from home. In 2020, Umpqua Watersheds had to cancel our main fundraising events, the Membership Banquet and Silent Auction, River Appreciation Day, Summer [...]

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