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Creek Crew Leader Training Part 2: Hands-on
January 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Registration for Creek Crew is closed for 2023. If you are interested in volunteering please check out the other events on our calendar.
Online Webinar, Thursday January 5th 6 – 7:30pm
Hands-on Training, Saturday January 7th 10am-1pm
(Please plan to attend both)
Thursday Webinar: Zoom
Saturday In-person Training: Powell Butte Nature Park
What are Creek Crew Leaders:
Our 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!
Creek Crew leaders choose at least 4 volunteer days a year to help JCWC staff and partner organizations guide small groups of volunteers for our native plantings, invasive species and trash removal parties throughout the year. 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
-Make friends and professional connections from different backgrounds
-Gain familiarity with Pacific Northwest plant and animal species
-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 Portland Parks and Recreation (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 [email protected] and we can discuss your options!
How do I join?
It’s a 3 step process
First: Fill out this digital waiver. After receiving your waiver, we will send a few additional forms. When you send the forms back to us, we will send you a link to the training webinar.
Training Part 1: Webinar training on Thursday January 5th from 6pm-7:30pm
When you complete this training you will be able to sign up for the first round of events! (A second round of sign-ups will happen in June)
Training Part 2: Hands-On training, Saturday January 7th from 10am-1pm. Details will be sent to you after you complete the webinar.
(This is the part where you get to make friends, get leadership practice, and get sweet JCWC swag!)
Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.