Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s Creek Crew Leaders lead groups at restoration events during planting season.
Our Creek Crew Leaders are a HUGE piece of our restoration work at Johnson Creek! We work with thousands of volunteers each year and with a small staff, we can’t function without the community support of volunteers like you to teach and lead in our restoration events!
Creek Crew leaders choose at least 3 volunteer days a year to help guide small groups of volunteers for our native plantings, invasive species and trash removal parties throughout the year. They are also a crucial element of our larger events such as our Watershed Wide Event (in March) and the Johnson Creek Clean-Up (in August).
JCWC’s Creek Crew expands our capacity for facilitating restoration events throughout the year – we couldn’t do it without you!
Perks of being a Creek Crew Leader
-Leadership and hands-on restoration experience
-Make friends from different backgrounds
-Reference for applications to college, jobs, or scholarships
-Gain familiarity with Pacific Northwest species
-Get a sweet Johnson Creek Beanie!
Training for Creek Crew Leaders will be back in January 2022, COVID willing.
During our one-day training we’ll cover managing the roster, safety talks, working with your volunteers, and tree planting demos, and send you home with a take-home manual and an awesome JCWC Creek Crew beanie! Creek Crew leaders help to facilitate a minimum of four restoration events during the planting season.
**Must be 18 or older to lead–but adult-kid teams are welcome–mother-son, father-daughter, mentor-mentee, etc. welcome!!!
Check out this great video from out 2018 Creek Crew Orientation! Thanks to our videography team Sam Friedman, Will Floor, and David Pickar for putting it together!
Background Check information for Creek Crew leaders
Although background checks are not required, they are recommended because they allow more flexibility for our partners at Portland Parks and Recreation. If you have your background check filled out, you can help lead events that are at larger-scale restoration projects, and do more tasks. If not, you’ll be limited to a smaller number of projects you can work at.
Below is a preview/landing spot for the background check materials- don’t worry about downloading them or filling them out here. When you sign up for the orientation, you will be directed through an online form where you will fill these out and they will all be organized. Can’t wait to see you soon!