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 […]
This spring and summer JCWC hired two youth as Bilingual Nature interns, Rita via Verde NW, and Lucero via Lents Youth Initiative. Both second-generation immigrants born in Portland, Rita and Lucero spent 3+ months learning about environmental restoration projects, outreach strategies, event planning, and ecology. Bilingual Nature Johnson Creek is a program begun in the […]
The continuous clicking of each keyboard in the intern room spills into the long hallway of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council offices, periodically interrupted by shared laughter and the steady flow of the ideas we bounce off of each other throughout the day. Even now, I still feel a kind of contagious motivation when I […]
The City of Gresham encompasses a third of the Johnson Creek Watershed. Coho salmon have been found in sections of the stream in Gresham and supporting the city’s water quality programs is important for Johnson Creek. Volunteers are needed in Gresham during the month of September to walk high priority protection areas of the city […]
Robin Jenkinson, JCWC`s Restoration Coordinator, appeared on KBOO Community Radio`s Locus Focus show to discuss the 2012 State of the Watershed Report. The episode looks at several areas of concern in the Johnson Creek Watershed: fish and wildlife, shade and temperature, stream flow, turbidity, pollution and a 2020 vision for the creek. Listen to the episode.