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Annual Celebration postponed to Oct 13

Dear Friends of Johnson Creek Watershed Council, As you’ve probably guessed, we will not be holding our 25th Anniversary Celebration in late May, our usual time for the Annual Celebration.  Our new date is Tuesday, October 13, again at Kaul Auditorium at Reed College.  We’ll touch base with you in mid-summer to to confirm that […]

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Welcome, AmeriCorps Blue Two!

We are so grateful to have an NCCC team volunteering their time by the creek this winter! The team will be pulling invasive species like blackberry and ivy, as well as planting native shrubs and forest understory plants.

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Service Learning is Back!

In the first two weeks of February, we partnered with Friends of Trees and Portland Parks and Recreation for two socially-distanced service learning events at Powell Butte. Staff from our organizations worked with fifth graders and ninth graders from Portland Waldorf School. To comply with Covid safety regulations, we split students into three groups of […]

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What’s That Weed?

Introduced species:  Lesser celandine (Ficara verna, formerly Ranunculus ficaria) Characteristics:  Lesser celandine, also known as fig buttercup, is an herbaceous, perennial plant, with a basal rosette of dark green, shiny, stalked leaves that are kidney- to heart-shaped; these are starting to appear now in the Portland area. The glossy, butter-yellow flowers open in March and […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 01/22/2021. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: It’s been a relatively mild wintr so far and signs of spring are coming. Indian plum is breaking bud, flowers are starting to open. Alders are flowering and the catkins on hazels are opening. Ducks and geese are flocking; […]

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