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Executive Director Update

Published September 7th, 2020

Executive Director Update…Kasey Hovik

Over the last 9 years, Umpqua Watersheds has hosted eight AmeriCorps superheroes. Young people who have travelled across the country to work for less than minimum wage to provide environmental education and support the mission of our organization. Each service member added their own, unique and considerable abilities to [...]

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From one AmeriCorps to the Next

Published September 7th, 2020

By Robyn Bath-Rosenfeld

My last day as Umpqua Watershed’s AmeriCorps was on July 31st, 2020. While we couldn’t have a big goodbye party, or attend Twin Lakes Campout or River Appreciation Day, I still had a lot to celebrate. Today’s article is my service’s highlight-reel, a chance to demonstrate the opportunities my position [...]

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Outreach Update

Published September 7th, 2020

Outreach Update… Janice Reid

Greetings. Outreach has been challenging during the global pandemic. We have had several events cancelled and we have chosen to cancel events to limit the public exposure to the covid19 virus. Our focus has shifted from gatherings and outdoor events to virtual presentations and virtual events.

The biggest event of the summer [...]

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Wilderness Update

Published September 7th, 2020

Wilderness Committee update.. Bob Hoehne


Congratulations go out to Wilderness Committee member Dan Amos! Dan is the recipient of the Umpqua Watersheds’ “Volunteer of the Year” award. We are grateful to have Dan share his appreciation for wild places and his wonderful talent for photography with our organization.
The Wilderness Committee is [...]

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Restoration Chair Update

Published September 7th, 2020

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; 

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; 

A time to break down, [...]

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From the President

Published September 7th, 2020


I’ve been thinking lately of Dr. Seuss’ beloved character, the Lorax, who famously proclaimed “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.”

Since 1995, Umpqua Watersheds has been speaking for the trees and for the entire panoply of life they support. Our faithful supporters over these two and [...]

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Conservation Update

Published September 7th, 2020

From the Conservation/ Legal Director ….Angela Jensen

It is hard to believe that it has been 3 months since the last newsletter and while I am still learning and growing in my position as Conservation/ Legal Director, there are a few small accomplishments I would like to share.

First, we have remained engaged as [...]

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The next…

Published September 5th, 2020

Ryan Kincaid is a native of the Finger Lakes region of New York. From an early age, she loved to explore the woods, creek, and lake and observe the numerous frogs, chipmunks, and other wildlife near her grandparents’ cottage. Ryan earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching [...]

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NUT Hikes and Waterfalls

Published August 14th, 2020

July 2020 Lemolo Falls on the NUT Dread and Terror segment is a spectacular 3 mile RT hike in a breathtaking forest. There’s 2 notable falls before stunning 102 foot Horsetail type Lemolo Falls. An Irish Setter and 4 enthusiastic hikers love this place. In Chinook jargon Lemolo means ‘wild or untamed’. Warm Springs Falls [...]

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Seeking Board of Directors members!

Published July 26th, 2020

Umpqua Watersheds is seeking Volunteer Board of Directors applications.

Application for Board of Directors

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