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Speak Creek/Bilingual Nature Internships: We are currently reviewing applications

4/26/21 We are currently reviewing applications not accepting applications at this time Do you believe that everyone should have equal access to natural areas and the environmental education opportunities they hold? Are you interested in gaining job skills relevant to environmental restoration and education, nonprofit operations, and event planning and outreach? Johnson Creek Watershed Council […]

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Annual Celebration postponed to Oct 13

Dear Friends of Johnson Creek Watershed Council, As you’ve probably guessed, we will not be holding our 25th Anniversary Celebration in late May, our usual time for the Annual Celebration.  Our new date is Tuesday, October 13, again at Kaul Auditorium at Reed College.  We’ll touch base with you in mid-summer to to confirm that […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 04/30/2021. Site Name: Errol Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Nice spring day, and the first duckling sighting. A mama wood duck was out with the kids. No goslings seen yet, but the parents are on high alert. Indian plum is fruiting and snowberry, thimbleberry, salmonberry, and elderberry are […]

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Stream Restoration Project Transforms Habitat Almost Overnight!

Before photo below: After photos below: Last July we completed an instream restoration project in the lower portion of Johnson Creek near Milwaukie in partnership with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board on land owned by the Oregon Department of Transportation. As the water is receding this spring we are seeing rather impressive, and dare I […]

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What’s That Weed?

Introduced Species: Shining geranium (Geranium lucidum) Description: Shining geranium grows predominantly as an annual weed, though it may become biennial depending on moisture conditions. It is predominantly a forest understory species, very shade-tolerant and typically no more than 30 cm (12”) tall in the Pacific Northwest. Stems are often reddish, especially when growing in poor […]

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Thank You, AmeriCorps Team Blue 2!

Stream restoration work in the COVID era has presented many challenges, not least of which have been the strict limitations on the number, scope, and size of volunteer events. Thankfully, AmeriCorps’s National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program has been able to continue through the pandemic, and JCWC was fortunate enough to have the services of […]

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Amphibian Egg Mass Surveys in Gresham

By Marissa Eckman, AmeriCorps specialist for the City of Gresham Photos by Bruce MacGregor Winter is my favorite season in the watershed. When I say this most people groan and protest that summer is superior. However, most people do not see what I see in the winter. Ponds in the watershed during winter are teeming […]

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