THANK YOU!! The watershed community really stepped up for this vision for oak & prairie habitats and the inclusion of local tribes in the Long Tom Watershed.
All together the council raised $24,910 toward this important work. While just $1090 shy of our $26,000 goal, we have been humbled and heartened by the incredible generosity we’ve received from the watershed community during this very short campaign.
This was an amazing response to our first step in engaging tribes in dialogue around oak and prairie habitat restoration. While the campaign is over, this work is already underway and we look forward to telling the story of this program over the next year as we learn from our tribal partners and others throughout the basin on how best to navigate the opportunities ahead.
Because this project is just the first step in an ongoing conversation for the watershed, we welcome the continued community support for this work via the program page on our website: http://www.longtom.org/tribalengagement
Join the LTWC Volunteer Planting Crew on Sunday, May, 7th from 10AM – 3PM (tenative), for HIV Alliance’s Rain Garden Planting with our Urban Restoration & Stormwater Specialist, Sarah Whitney! Continue reading…
Through workshops, one-on-one conversations, and internships for Native youth, the Long Tom Watershed Council seeks to: facilitate dialogue between tribal members and partners exploring the potential to reincorporate traditional practices on the Andrew Reasoner Wildlife Preserve and Zumwalt Park near Fern Ridge; explore opportunities and interest in formalizing access for cultural practices; and inform processes for convening and formalizing relationships between tribal members and interested landowners.
The council seeks to raise $26,000 to fund the outreach and facilitation work on this project. The Spirit Mountain Community Fund has generously awarded the council with a $15,000 grant toward this project!
During the next month, the council seeks to raise the additional $11,000 necessary to complete this outreach & engagement. We are asking the watershed community to give in support of this valuable work. Will you give to this unique and meaningful project?