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2024 Creek Crew Training – FULL

January 6 @ 10:00 am 2:30 pm

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITITES

Registration is open for the 2024 Creek Crew cohort. Creek Crew Leaders are a HUGE piece of our restoration work at Johnson Creek! We work with thousands of volunteers each year and with a small staff, we can’t function without the community support of volunteers like you to teach and lead in our restoration events!

There is a two-part training required to join the 2024 Creek Crew cohort.  See “How do I Join” section below to register for the two-part training. 

When:

Online Webinar: Thursday January 4th 6 – 7:30pm

In-person Training: Saturday January 6th 10am-2:30pm with a 30 minute break for lunch (not provided)

Where:

Thursday Webinar: Zoom 

Saturday In-person Training: Powell Butte Nature Park (directions emailed after completing the webinar)

What do Creek Crew Leaders do:

Creek Crew leaders choose at least 4 volunteer days a year to help guide small groups of volunteers for our native plantings, invasive species and trash removal parties throughout the year. Creek Crew Leaders work closely with staff members from partner organizations to co-lead events. They are also a crucial element of our larger events such as our Watershed Wide Event (in March) and the Johnson Creek Clean-Up (in August).

JCWC’s Creek Crew expands our capacity for facilitating restoration events throughout the year – we couldn’t do it without you!

Why be a Creek Crew Leader:

  • Have fun outdoors with cool people!
  • Develop and practice leadership skills
  • Learn about ecology and restoration practices 
  • Gain familiarity with Pacific Northwest plant and animal species
  • Make friends and professional connections from diverse backgrounds
  • Get a reference for applications to college, jobs, or scholarships
  • Receive sweet Johnson Creek swag

Who are Creek Crew Leaders: 

  • A new or returning Johnson Creek Watershed Council volunteer
  • Over 18 – OR – you are under 18 but paired with a parent or guardian as a Creek Crew team
  • Excited to attend at least 4 volunteer events (especially Watershed Wide Event, March 4th and/or Johnson Creek Cleanup in August)
  • Able to fill out a PP&R code of conduct, volunteer application, and background check

* We work on PP&R sites in much of our habitat enhancement. To lead volunteers on PP&R sites, they do require background checks. We will get the forms to Creek Crew applicants via email. If you do not feel comfortable going through a background check but still want to volunteer, contact Monica@jcwc.org and we can discuss your options!

How do I join? -REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITITES

Details for the training: 

When:

Online Webinar: Thursday January 4th 6 – 7:30pm

In-person Training: Saturday January 6th 10am-2:30pm with a 30 minute break for lunch (not provided)

Where:

Thursday Webinar: Zoom 

Saturday In-person Training: Powell Butte Nature Park

We will provide: Gloves, and all necessary tools, plus coffee, pastries and snacks. We can also provide bus fare to and from the event. Please contact  Monica@jcwc.org to arrange bus fare.

How to prepare: This event will happen rain or shine, so dress for weather: rain coat, warm layers, sun hat, and sunscreen as necessary. Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a filled water bottle and a lunch.

Health and Safety: We will follow current Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Masks are not required, but encouraged in indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.

Children unfortunately are not permitted: We recommend that all volunteers are over 18 for this role. If you are under 18 you are welcome to join if paired with a parent or guardian as a Creek Crew team for the training and all events. 

Accessibility: This event may require standing for long periods, walking over uneven ground, going up or down steep slopes, bending, and lifting heavy objects. 

Directions:
A zoom link and directions will be emailed after you complete the required paperwork or make other arrangements. 

A huge thank you to Portland Parks and Recreation for helping to organize this event and to our generous funders that make the volunteer program possible. Thank you to the Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Portland General Electric, City of Gresham, Clackamas Water Environment Services, and City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services.

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