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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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We are hiring a Community Outreach Coordinator!

Are you a dynamic team player who has a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Are you excited about applying your values to bring the benefits of our work to diverse communities in our watershed? Do you enjoy connecting people with nature? Do you have a history of working with the public, coordinating events, […]

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Volunteer Appreciation on the Butte

It sure was swell to see you all last weekend! Thanks for coming so we could appreciate you, all of your work that keeps the Council pumping, and see your faces (under the masks).  So what happened? We met on Powell butte and had a restoration tours from former Parks Ecologist Mart Hughes, a lichen […]

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Welcome new Board member Denise López

Denise López is an environmental and social justice advocate passionate about serving and motivating communities to protect their local environments. She has worked with communities of color on a variety of projects like equitable access to green spaces in Portland, Chicago, and Hanoi.  Growing up in Gresham, Oregon, Denise loved showing her family from Los Ángeles and Mexico […]

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Beaver surveys 2021

Beavers are incredibly important to streams and wetlands. Not content to simply find an ecosystem, beavers go a step further than most animals and make their own ecosystem. These “ecosystem engineers” create the ponds where they live by building dams which transform swift-flowing creeks to tranquil ponds. In the process, they also create habitat for […]

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What’s That Weed?

Introduced species: Creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens) Characteristics: Creeping buttercup is a low-growing, evergreen perennial that thrives in moist or poorly-drained soil. Its hairy leaves are chiefly compound, with three leaflets (lobed, often deeply so) on a petiole 4-20 cm (1.5 – 8 in) long; leaves borne on the flower stalk of the plant may be […]

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