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2 Position Openings for AmeriCorps Service

Published May 12th, 2022

Member Duties for Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator for Umpqua Watersheds: Teach existing curricula and education programs in partnering schools and organizations. Refine and update curricula, educational materials, and teaching tools in forest stewardship, environmental science, and natural resources Coordinate and produce Living Downstream Radio show for Umpqua Watersheds’ KQUA radio station. Outreach to new schools [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds Annual Banquet

Published April 1st, 2022

The 26th Umpqua Watersheds Annual Banquet 2022

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OUTREACH UPDATE

Published March 8th, 2022

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 [...]

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Teaching Teachers and Connecting Kids with the Environment

Published March 8th, 2022

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 [...]

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Tell President Biden – U.S. Climate Strategy Must Protect Forests

Published February 15th, 2022

 

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 [...]

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From the Executive Director

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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