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Executive Director


Published December 7th, 2021


Umpqua Watersheds (UW) has accomplished many things over the course of 2021. For a second straight year our social fundraisers: the Annual Banquet and Silent Auction, the Umpqua Brew Fest and Outback Concerts had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Yet, thanks to tremendous generosity from our [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds Executive Director talks about the Forest Accord

Published November 26th, 2021
‘A new vision for forestry’ created through compromise between timber industry, environmentalists 1 of 2

Lone Rock land management crew member Jose Calvillo plants 2-year-old Douglas fir seedlings in the Callahan Mountains west of Roseburg in 2017. Photo credit by MICHAEL SULLIVAN/The News-Review

Robyn Bath [...]

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From the Executive Director

Published September 9th, 2021

Kasey’s Korner…..Kasey Hovik


We live in strange and challenging times. We continue to struggle through the worst pandemic in 100 years while forest fires, floods, devastating storms destroy property, and lives are lost. The ugly divisiveness that is a part of local and national politics wears us down. Our natural world and wildlife face [...]

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Outreach Update Summer 2021

Published June 19th, 2021

Kasey Hovik


Over the last 14 months, Umpqua Watersheds has shown remarkable resiliency in the face of the pandemic and the restriction on gatherings for events. Our first major virtual event last year was the 2020 Virtual Membership Banquet, and Spring/Summer Fundraising Campaign. It was a big success as we were able to [...]

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Outreach Update

Published March 7th, 2021

by … Kasey Hovik

It’s been a year now since our semi-isolation because of the pandemic. We’ve missed our favorite social gatherings with friends and family. Many of us have worked from home. In 2020, Umpqua Watersheds had to cancel our main fundraising events, the Membership Banquet and Silent Auction, River Appreciation Day, Summer [...]

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Executive Director Update Winter 2020

Published December 2nd, 2020

by….Kasey Hovik

For many of us, 2020 started with such high hopes. Just the thought of starting a new decade is always exciting, as we imagine what will happen in the next ten years. None of us imagined that the first year of the 2020 decade would include a global pandemic. In our country alone, [...]

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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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Executive Director Update..Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020

Executive Director Update:…Kasey Hovik

These are historic times with challenges which were unimagined by many of us just a few months ago. While we grieve the loss of life, the incredible stress and strain on our front-line medical providers, we must strive to find ways to manage and even improve in our organizations and [...]

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Executive Director Update

Published March 16th, 2020

By Kasey Hovik

Umpqua Watersheds is celebrating our 25th anniversary. Things have changed a lot in 25 years. Looking back at how much things cost in 1995 is interesting. Sadly, one of the most significant changes, one that will impact every facet of our lives and that of the next several generations, is the increase [...]

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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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