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Volunteer Appreciation Party!

Thank you Volunteers for all of your help in 2021! This year we were able to resume work in small groups, and were so happy to be able to plant trees, remove trash, and survey for wildlife with you all again.  Please join us for a pop-in get together and nature walks at Powell Butte.  […]

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Wildlife Monitoring with our community partners

We have been doing community science with individuals who have an interest in the creek since 2011. This program has typically drawn several hundred volunteers each year, shedding insight on locations and abundance of wildlife including salmon, lamprey, dragonflies, beaver, and birds. We have found unique species never before found in the watershed, and we’ve […]

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What’s That Weed?

Introduced species:  Policeman’s Helmet (Impatiens glandulifera) Characteristics:  Policeman’s helmet—also known as Indian or Himalayan balsam—is an herbaceous annual with smooth, hollow, hairless stems, ranging from 1-3 m (3-10’) tall.  The sharply toothed leaves may be oblong, ovate, or elliptic, and are typically 15 cm (6”) long by 7 cm (3”) wide, growing on stout stems […]

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Helen’s Bilingual Internship at JCWC!

By: Helen Chen During my internship at the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, I learned so much about environmental conservation and working directly with a community. Words cannot express my gratitude for having the opportunity to work under the council for the duration of my internship. In my internship, I explored beautiful landscapes and learned about […]

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