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Annual Banquet & Auction

Published March 27th, 2019

Thank you all for attending the banquet this year and supporting Umpqua Watersheds. We are so appreciative of your generous and continued support. Please be sure to support our business donors and sponsors.

Abacela Winery, Al and TrudyWalker, Alexanders Greek Cuisine, Andy Duclos, Anna Willman, Anonymous, Bari Isaacson, Betsy Tamm, Bob Allen, Bob Hoehne, Brandbourg [...]

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Final week at Hucrest: GPS!

Published March 15th, 2019

The sun came out and provided a glorious environment for our final Science Wednesday. Students gathered in teams to go geocaching around campus and answer review questions from the past lessons.

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Spring 2019

Published March 7th, 2019

Stanley Petrowski

Almost ten years ago, I was honored to be invited to join the Board of Directors of Umpqua Watersheds. It has been a wonderful experience to share the challenges that threaten the natural world with such a diverse Board. So much change is transpiring in the web of life that without their mutually [...]

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Spring 2019

Published March 7th, 2019

Stanley Petrowski

UW resources are devoted to so many restoration issues that the field seems to be a bubbling cauldron. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. As issues come to the surface, we address them within our means. From our perspective, the need to act is constant. The Umpqua chub, a small indigenous fish found [...]

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Compass navigation at Hucrest

Published March 7th, 2019

A bit of cold weather didn’t stop these students from testing their navigation skills outside. It was also hat day at school which provided fun attire for the outing. We took some bearings,  looked for a secret location and imagined what it would be like to rely solely on a compass. It was a lot [...]

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Outreach – We Need You

Published March 7th, 2019

Barbara Lynch

WE NEED YOU!

Barbara Lynch joined the Umpqua Watersheds Board of Directors in the summer of 2018, and she has since become the Outreach Committee Chair. She is thrilled to explore all the beautiful wildlands Oregon has to offer. Barbara works as a preschool teacher at a private school, and she strives to [...]

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Spring 2019

Published March 3rd, 2019

Wilderness Committee… Robbin Shindele

 

The Wilderness committee has been doing a lot the last few months. We’ve added some new businesses to our endorser list. We have been active in the newly formed UW grants committee and been working on our own grant applications.

 

Our caroling event in December went very well. Calling [...]

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Spring 2019

Published March 3rd, 2019

Facilities Management… John Hunter

The crazy weather late February rally tested the heartiness of our building and we are happy to report that it all stayed outside. For the first time in years the interior our office has been leak free. No more pans and buckets to collect water. No more mops and rags to [...]

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Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Published March 3rd, 2019

Kasey Hovik, Executive Director

Over the last 35 years, Land and Water hosts the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) at the University of Oregon. It is the world’s largest public interest environmental law conference and usually draws several members from Umpqua Watersheds as well as members from our sister organizations. Unfortunately, snow and ice [...]

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Monitoring the county park activities

Published March 2nd, 2019

DCPARC Update….John Hunter

We continue to monitor the situation at Whistlers Bend Park where more than 100 trees in the campground were cut. Far more than 11 reported by the Parks Advisory Board (PAB. Public awareness of the logging was non-existent and no harvest plan was filed with the Oregon Dept. of Forestry.  The logging [...]

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