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Executive Director

Executive Director

Published June 18th, 2019

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 [...]

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Strategic Planning

Published December 4th, 2018

Kasey Hovik, Executive Director

In mid-November the Board of Directors (BOD) and staff of Umpqua Watersheds (UW) met for our annual strategic planning meeting. We spent the whole day reviewing accomplishments of the past year, our strategic plan and making plans for the coming year. Over the past six years I have had the opportunity [...]

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Fall 2018

Published September 3rd, 2018

Executive Director

Kasey Hovik

We are almost 3/4 of the way through 2018 and it has been a remarkable year for Umpqua Watersheds (UW) thanks to the diligent work of our dedicated staff, board of directors, volunteers and the tremendous support of our membership. Our “CORE” areas of Conservation, Outreach, Restoration and Education have accomplished [...]

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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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Amazing things are happening

Published December 5th, 2017

Executive Director

Kasey Hovik

It has been a great year for Umpqua Watersheds. I am continually amazed about the dedication and persistence in the face of much opposition, and the hearfelt love for our community from the Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers of Umpqua Watersheds. Given the current state of policies in our country [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 5th, 2017

Executive Director

Kasey Hovik

It has been a very busy summer for Umpqua Watersheds and I am proud and very grateful to everyone who spent many hours volunteering to make our events successful. On July 1st, approximately 70 of the Umpqua Watersheds faithful gathered to celebrate the donation of our building from John Stadter. [...]

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Spring 2017

Published March 3rd, 2017

Executive Director

Kasey Hovik

Two months ago I assumed the role of Executive Director at Umpqua Watersheds and am proud to work alongside Alan Bunce and the UW Board of Directors to help respond to the threats to our natural environment because of our current political reality. I am very grateful to be part of [...]

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