Umpqua Watersheds Blog

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Umpqua Watersheds is accepting applications for their 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Environmental Education Position

Published May 16th, 2020

Update: We are no longer accepting applications. We have filled the position.


Please go to the link below to apply for the position through United Communities AmeriCorps.



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Outreach Update

Published March 16th, 2020

by Janice Reid

2020 Banquet: The 25th Anniversary of the incorporation of Umpqua Watersheds is this year! We are in full swing planning and organizing the Annual Banquet and Silent Auction which will be April 4, 2020 at Umpqua Community College Campus Center. Umpqua Watersheds’ first banquet speaker was Roy Keene and this year [...]

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Annual Banquet Postponed!

Published March 11th, 2020

We made the unfortunate and difficult decision to postpone the banquet. There will be no banquet on April 4th. Our hope is that we can still do a virtual banquet. Stay tuned.

Stay safe!

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25th Anniversary of Umpqua Watersheds

Published March 3rd, 2020

Our Annual Banquet and Silent Auction celebrates 25 years of Umpqua Watersheds.

April 4, 2020 at Umpqua Community College Campus Center at 5pm starts  the silent auction.

Buffet Dinner catered by Festive Catering is at 6:15pm

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Keynote speaker is the very first banquet speaker, Roy [...]

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Friends and Family night at McMenamins Roseburg Station

Published February 29th, 2020

Join us for an evening of food and drinks where all of your purchases will help the KQUA radio station (99.7 FM).

From 5 pm until closing at McMenamins Roseburg Station, 50% of the purchases will help KQUA radio community radio station improve their services for live streaming of shows.

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Outreach Update

Published December 6th, 2019

By Janice Reid

Since the last newsletter, there have been many events and activities promoted by Umpqua Watersheds and thanks to our many sponsors and donors in the community, we feel they could not be a success without them. The critical projects, processes and functions of the organization are so important. We are constantly adding [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds could use you skills!

Published December 6th, 2019

Are you unable to contribute to Umpqua Watersheds monetarily? Do you have skills related to construction, electrical, remodeling, plumbing, building maintenance or property management? You can contribute your skills! Don’t have any particular skill but would still like to help? Not to worry. We have many projects that don’t require any skills as long [...]

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Published September 24th, 2019

EDUCATION REPORT: Is the Time Right for a UW Edutourism Initiative? 

The following two short-term activities are listed in Umpqua Watersheds’ strategic plan for our Education program:

“Conduct feasibility study re: infrastructure necessary for Educational Ecotourism.”

“Acquire a vehicle(s) for field trips and ecotourism in the Umpqua [...]

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Kasey’s Corner

Published September 24th, 2019

Kasey Hovik ,   Executive Director

It was a very busy summer for Umpqua Watersheds. We kicked off the summer with our “Concert for AmeriCorps” when Lance Canales and the Flood returned to Roseburg on May 24th. We were able to raise $800 toward 2019-20 AmeriCorps program. A generous $2,500 from one family, [...]

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Brew Fest X is Coming up!

Published September 24th, 2019

The 10th annual Umpqua Brew Fest (UBF X) is rapidly approaching on October 12, 2019. Preparations are underway and we have solidified music, brewery support and many other details. Once again, we are grateful to have FCR as our lead sponsor and will have a booth at the event where you can learn more about [...]

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