Umpqua Watersheds Blog

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Summer 2018

Published May 30th, 2018

Facilities Management

John Hunter

It has been an exciting and busy spring for the Facilities Management Committee. As we continue to improve Umpqua Watersheds’ major asset – our building at 539 SE Main St. As of April 1, all four of our office spaces have become rented. We are fortunate to have honest and dedicated [...]

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Summer 2018

Published May 30th, 2018

DCPARC

John Hunter

The Highlight for DC Park this spring was our booth at the Earth Day/Energy fair in April. Arboriculturist David Braun brought finished stump samples from Busenbark. These donated samples will become a permanent part of the Busenbark history along with Ken Carloni’s 7 foot storyboard of the 500 year-old Busenbark stump. These [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 8th, 2018

KQUA is seeking underwriters for the radio station. Do you have a business and desire to support the radio station of Umpqua Watersheds? Underwriting is a perfect way to both support Umpqua Watersheds and promote your business. Contact Patrick Schneider for more details.

info@kqua.org

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Spring 2018

Published March 8th, 2018

J. Patrick Quinn

Following a full year of environmental threats from the Trump Administration, extractive industries, elected officials at national, state and local levels, Umpqua Watersheds is fighting back. Not content with a purely defensive strategy, we continue to pursue a determined attack on forest management practices that impose unacceptable ecological harm to our degraded [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 7th, 2018

Stan Petrowski

The onslaught against the conservation of the natural world is intense on so many levels. “Not to worry!” as the old saying goes. We are undaunted by the immensity of the task and greatly encouraged when steps are taken in the right direction.

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Spring 2018

Published March 7th, 2018

Stanley Petrowski

 

No Water – No Life

It is obvious that water is one of the most critically important elements of creation. It is not so obvious that it is one of the most threatened elements that restoration ecologists and enthusiasts see on the horizon. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, the challenges facing our culture [...]

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Field tour

Published March 4th, 2018

Ken Carloni, PhD.

Along with the amazing work being done with younger students by our AmeriCorps, Christine Smith  (see her article in this issue), Umpqua Watersheds continues to support authentic field learning experiences to college students and community members of the 100 Valleys and beyond.  Here are some opportunities to get involved:

If you happen [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 3rd, 2018

DCPARC

John Hunter

This Winter has been a busy time for DCPARC. We have continued to monitor issues concerning Douglas County parks and to bring more transparency to county government.

The County, despite objections from DCPARC’s and others, bought a new county park, Umpqua Dunes County Park, formally known as Discovery Point RV Park. The [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 3rd, 2018

Executive Director

Kasey Hovik

2018 is off to a great start for Umpqua Watersheds thanks to hard work by our staff, board of directors and volunteers. In November of last year the Board of Directors had its strategic planning meeting where we had the opportunity to review and discuss the progress made on the strategic [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 2nd, 2018

Facilities Management

John Hunter

The Umpqua Watersheds Facility Management Committee was formed last Fall and has been busy organizing, securing and improving the property that was a wonderful and needed gift to Umpqua Watersheds from John Stadter. This newly acquired building features 3 street level business offices and an upstairs with office space and meeting [...]

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