Umpqua Watersheds Blog



Published June 18th, 2019 in Outreach

Barbara Lynch

Hello Folks and mark your calendar for our River Appreciation Day on July 20th at Whistler’s Bend Park.  There is a $4 daily parking fee.  If you are going to camp, remember to bring cash, and we ask a small donation for the reserved camping area that we have reserved. Group Camp site C. Come enjoy the river with your family and friends.

There is a river clean-up day happening on the North Umpqua. Umpqua Watersheds is kindly asking people to help clean up the Swifter Park area on Saturday, June 29th from 9am-12pm.  This is a community event, and everyone is more than welcome to came to help keep our river clean.  For more information please contact Brian at 541-530-6782.

If anyone is interested in the Black Petaltail dragonfly project for this Summer, Matt Hunter has a blog post that introduces the dragonfly and its habitats as well as the general plan for this summer’s efforts.  There is also a signup form for those interested in keeping in the loop.

Final our annual silent auction and banquet was a great success as we attempted to bring in the youth to our event.  Many people approached me to express their joy at seeing a younger audience present to hear our guest speaker, Jacob Lebel.  The ‘Climate Kids’ courtroom battle heats up this week on June 4th in Portland when a three-judge panel from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case arguments.  A granted injunction could immediately halt 100 drilling and pipeline developments poised for permits from the feds.


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