While winding down their service at Umpqua Watersheds, Maris Wilson and Christine Smith were certainly not winding down their activities. Two big weekends full of activity mark the end of their service. Check out the article in the News Review.
Hello Folks and mark your calendar for our River Appreciation Day on July 20th at Whistler’s Bend Park. There is a $4 daily parking fee. If you are going to camp, remember to bring cash, and we ask a small donation for the reserved camping area that we have reserved. Group Camp [...]
The fact that this article is my last one is unbelievable. These past two years have been filled with growth, amazing connections and so much fun in the environmental education world. Maris and I are maximizing our last few weeks by teaching at as many camps and outdoor schools as we [...]
Douglas County Parks Advisory Resource Committee completed it’s first of four riverside trail clean ups for the City of Roseburg. In April Thanks to everyone that helped.
We had a booth at the Earth Day Energy Fair on April 20. Thanks to everyone who brought raffle tickets to help with our fundraising efforts.[...]
This spring has produced progress on the needed repairs to our UW office. Thanks to our super volunteer, Phil Schad, another rear office wall was repaired and repainted, creating more storage space which gave us the opportunity to move the cabinets in the radio room into this section of the office. Our radio [...]
Wilderness Committee Update… Robbin Schindele
The Wilderness Committee has been busy as usual. In April, we sponsored a benefit concert for Umpqua Watersheds’ radio station, KQUA 99.7, The River. Kim Angelis, a world-renowned musician headlined the concert. Known for her elegant skills as a composer and flamboyant and energetic performance of gypsy influenced music, she [...]
Restoration Committee……Stan Petrowski
Day after day we hear reports of ecosystem failures and species loss. Anyone that spends time in nature is fully aware that our ecosystems are changing and degrading at a rapid pace. Meanwhile many millions of dollars, from the various State and Federal tax sources, and restoration/conservation institutions is being spent in [...]
Kasey’s Corner … Executive Director
Over the last eight years Umpqua Watersheds has had a very successful AmeriCorps program. We have been very fortunate to have Mike Rooney, Roland Wang (2 years), Katrina Keleher (2 years), Bailey Stein, Christine Smith (2 years) and Maris Wilson.
Our AmeriCorps members have made a significant contribution to our [...]
Conservation Committee…Patrick Quinn
Recently, the well-known non-profit journal, The Guardian, gave its staff revised instructions concerning how they should report about climate and how it is changing and impacting our world, right now. For Guardian writers, the word “change” is out. When discussing the current situation the word “crisis” is in. For articles examining what [...]