$7,500 communications project contracts available
Project One: Community-facing small website – up to $7,500 available
Project Two: Community-facing short video – up to $7,500 available
Seeking Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) from BIPOC owned businesses
Submission materials due by 5pm Friday, May 27, 2022
The Johnson Creek Watershed Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1995 and based in Portland, OR. The Council engages in science-based watershed restoration with the help of the community and is currently managing two outreach projects for a restoration project at the Leach Botanical Garden.
The Back 5 Project launched in 2018 as a partnership between The Blueprint Foundation, the African Youth and Community Organization, Wisdom of the Elders, the Leach Botanical Garden, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and David Douglas High School. Their goal was to transform more than 3 acres of unmanaged land alongside the Garden–previously a pig farm– into a healthy native ecosystem and urban field station.
The approach is to use a living laboratory model, STEM concepts and education, and mindfulness techniques to foster a safe and representative learning environment for historically and continually marginalized groups. While restoring the land, the youth are participating and learning about tracking the success of the project. An emphasis is placed on culturally matched educators, and many mentors from within the groups have trained to lead on these activities . Projects to date have included Traditional Ecological Knowledge, plant transects, amphibian and macroinvertebrate surveys, and mindfulness activities like forest bathing and sound mapping.
Outreach materials are needed to share this project with the surrounding community, celebrate our accomplishments, invite new partnerships and directions, and build capacity to continue the work.
Get more of a flavor for our work by checking out these resources:
Results and reflections from the Leach Back 5 Project poster by Gwyn Case HERE
Article from the beginning HERE
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