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Annual Celebration 2019

We’re thrilled to invite you to JCWC’s 24th Annual Celebration May 23rd, 2019 from 5pm-8pm at Reed College Kaul Auditorium! Early bird and scholarship tickets are available through May 10, then general admission sales ($65) will be available through May 15.  We’ll begin the evening with a Silent Auction and a social hour from 5pm-6pm. […]

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All That Ivy Pull

You’re invited! Help JCWC pull ivy from the ground and trees, so the new clear area can be planted in the future. This is a great and easy way to find out more about the various phases of restoration work. RSVP here if you can make it! WHY: Ivy is an introduced species to North […]

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¡Abejas, Plantas y Usted!

*Scroll down for event information in English* ¡Abejas, Plantas y Usted! Se va a llevar acabo en el Jardín Leach Botanical el 14 de abril de 1pm-4pm, patrocinado por Aarón Muñoz, Aprendiz de JCWC Speak Creek y la entomóloga Celeste Searles Mazzacano. El taller bilingüe (Español/Ingles) edición especial se ofrecerá en asociación con East Multnomah Soil […]

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Wild Gresham!

Biologist, Katie Holzer, and photographer, Caz Zyvatkauskas, and JCWC would like to invite you to Wild Gresham! Saturday, March 16th from 11am-12pm at the Gresham City library. Can you guess which two animals that live in the watershed have orange teeth? Join us for some environmental educational fun! Photos and video from Caz’s portfolio will be […]

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Thank you 2019 Watershed Wide Volunteers!!!

Residents of our watershed love their urban creek-and we felt that loud and clear at the 21st Watershed Wide Event. Gathering together to improve our natural areas is a beautiful act of solidarity, community building, and restoration of the creek and ourselves. Thank you for your part in making the day both fun and meaningful!
There are so many jobs putting on Watershed Wide. 50 behind the scenes volunteers helped organize and manage the event as interns doing outreach and donations acquisition, board member site leaders, errand runners preparing for the big day, buying, cleaning and organizing tools, and inviting friends and family to come take part. An extra shout out to our FABULOUS team of volunteer Creek Crew leaders who trained up in January to help lead events like this all year round. Thank you all so much for all of your work to make this a phenomenal day.
Help us make our events better and better! Please fill out our survey HERE
Other ideas for how we can improve? Reach out anytime-shoot an email to [email protected] or phone call at 503-652-7477 ext 101
Together we were able to
-Plant 5,000 native trees and shrubs
-Remove 5 acres of invasive species
-Make new friends and connections with 450 volunteers

See the pictures and feel free to brag and tag yourself on Facebook HERE.

A little history on the event:
This event began in 1999 after former Governor Kitzhaber created the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds to prevent the listing of coho salmon on the Endangered Species List. One of the biggest threats to coho and other salmonids in the Metro area–and throughout much of Oregon–is high stream temperature. 20 years later, our organization and many other public and non-profit agencies have made huge investments in reforesting streams, wetlands, and other natural areas to provide much-needed shade in Portland. As our climate continues to heat up, stream shading becomes ever more important in the effort to cool our streams so they can continue to be salmon-friendly. This is especially important because Johnson Creek is the only free-flowing stream in Portland that still supports a salmon population.
Thanks to all of the volunteer groups who came out to participate:
Moda Health
Modern Times Beer
Environmental Science Associates
Treecology
KLiK Concepts
Sound Native Plants
WSP Engineering Consultants
Rotary Club of Clackamas
City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services
Cub Scout Pack 6
Girl Scout Troop 10631

Clackamas County Women’s Correctional Facility
Volunteers of America
OTAK
Brown and Caldwell
NuStar Energy
Lewis and Clark Montessori School
PGE

Thanks to our food donors:

Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels

Coava Coffee Roasters

Heavenly Donuts

Moonlight Coffee

First Cup Coffee House

Sacred Summit

Big Ben Donuts

Einstein Bros Bagels

Space Monkey Coffee

Starbucks

Sesame Donut

Spielman Bagels and Coffee Roasters

Little T Baker

Crema Bakery

Sweetpea Bakery

And a BIG THANKS to our amazing photographers and videographers Carol Caz Zyvatkauskas, Dakota Hufford, Sam Friedman, Josh Betts, Colin Durfee, Valentina Lumpkin, Alexis Barton, and a team from KLiK Concepts.

And BIG thanks again to our partners for making this event possible:
The Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services, Portland General Electric, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Portland Parks & Recreation, City of Gresham, Crystal Springs Partnership, Friends of Tideman Johnson, Friends of Powell Butte, Freeway Land Company II, Overland Park Coalition, and the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services.

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