Every September we host several fun-filled educational events. For 2019, we have three. All events are free, but registration is required. Please follow the links below to register.
Saturday, September 7, Noon, Science in the Park
Please join us to hear stories and learn about our crawly creek friends from master storyteller, Ed Edmo, and a local entomologist, in this family-friendly event.
Where: Mill Park, 6201 SE Overland St. Milwaukie, OR
Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. Restoration Tour: Mitchell Creek
This June, we completed our biggest restoration project in many years. We removed two culverts on Mitchell Creek that had created a large pond. This pond not only blocked fish passage, but it heated up the pond–and the creek downstream–to lethal temperatures. The pond is now gone, and we’ve added large wood structures to provide habitat for the “new” stream channel. There’s also a new floodplain wetland that’s now connected to the stream system.
Where: we’ll carpool in a school bus from Foster Floodplain! All are welcome.
Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m. Science Talk: Prairie-nesting birds at Powell Butte
Hear researcher Dr. Tom Virzi discuss the results of year #1 of a long-term study to study the impact of restoration at Powell Butte. JCWC community science volunteers collected bird data on five transects for 11 weeks this spring. Local brewer Coalition Brewing will be on hand to pour their signature offerings.
Where: All Saints Episcopal Church community room (same building as the JCWC office). All are welcome.