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Why we love Portland Parks & Recreation

It’s magical, but it’s not magic By: Volunteer Program Manager Courtney Beckel Many of you may know me as the person behind the emails, brightly asking for your hand as we walk towards a healthier creek and more connected community together. Others know me from the events I plan here at the council, like Watershed […]

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Happy 24th birthday, JCWC!

On May 23, 2019, we will be celebrating our 24th birthday at Reed College (in Kaul Auditorium). Our keynote speaker is Bill Bakke, founder of both Oregon Trout and the Native Fish Society. Bill is also a member of JCWC’s Advisory Council. For tickets, please click HERE. Early bird pricing is available through 5/10. Dinner […]

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Birding in the City

Throughout the watershed spring has brought joyous rebirth. With the changing of the season we’ve seen the return of seasonal rains, emerging insects, spawning fish, blooming plants and welcomed many migrant birds. To many, robin are the most obvious signal that birds have returned with the warmer weather. You can see them here and there […]

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Our Wonderful Spring Interns

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council works with many interns each year, from bilingual, community science data, to watershed engagement interns. They keep the wheels at the council turning, working in seasonal cohorts to recruit volunteers, manage data, acquire donations, create events, provide IT and event support, and spread the word via social and traditional media […]

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What’s That Weed?

Weed of the Month:  Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna, formerly Ranunculus ficaria) Characteristics:  Lesser celandine, also known as fig buttercup, is an herbaceous, perennial plant. Plants have a basal rosette of dark green (often mottled with white or silver), shiny, stalked leaves that are kidney- to heart-shaped; these appear in late winter in the Portland area. […]

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