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Summer Interns of 2019

By Courtney Beckel One of my highest honors in my work with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council over the years has been the opportunity to provide mentorship for youth and interns in the beginning stages of their careers. Sometimes their ultimate goal is environmental conservation, but often it’s something completely different, like computer programming, mental […]

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5th Annual Johnson Creek Science Symposium

If you like Science & Johnson Creek, this is for you! Researchers and natural resources practitioners come together for an afternoon to share their scientific findings on restoration, monitoring, and education in Johnson Creek. The subjects this year are: National Water Quality Assessment in Johnson Creek Restoration for temperature and fish passage on Mitchell Creek […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 09/06/2019. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Lots of birds on the western pond, including the seldom seen green heron. They appreciate that the beavers have dammed up the outflow structure, re-creating the large lake that was there last spring. The ‘set’ water level was 5.5 […]

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What’s That Weed?

Invasive:  Knotweeds–Japanese, giant, Bohemian (Reynoutria spp., aka Fallopia, Polygonum) Characteristics:  Knotweeds are tall, perennial members of the buckwheat family. Rocketing out of the ground in late March, they can reach anywhere from 10 (Japanese) to 16 (giant) feet tall; a hybrid of these (Bohemian) is most common in the Pacific northwest, and is intermediate between […]

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Farewell, Jack!

– Jack Halsey, Outreach an Riparian Specialist, Confluence AmeriCorps Member 2018-2019 The past year serving with JCWC has been amazing. I have grown so much personally and professionally, and have met the most amazing people. It has been inspiring to see the dedication of community members, partners, and Council staff, board, and volunteers in this […]

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