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…
Each year, the Nominating Committee recruits and recommends a slate of Board of Directors candidates for election at the Annual Meeting. This year’s slate includes Kea Cannon, Ginnie Grilley, Shelly Miller, and Jonathan Powell. Continue reading…
Amazon creek is home to heron, otter, amphibians, insects, native fish like sculpins, and about 159,000 Eugenians, but where are the trout? When the seasonal flows are right, native cutthroat trout are knocking at the door of Amazon Creek where it meets Fern Ridge Reservoir and the Long Tom River. But the creek isn’t quite ready yet. After four years of success working to improve Amazon Creek water quality through voluntary low impact development with commercial partners, we see a community willing to take the next step toward a trout friendly Amazon Creek, but we need your help.
We have several volunteer opportunities this summer – catching and tagging cutthroat trout, collecting bugs, stewarding native plants, and more. Have some fun in the sun and stream while helping your local watershed council! Continue reading…
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
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?
This month’s council newsletter is a big one!Not only in size, but in substance!November is a month for giving thanks, and the council has a lot to be thankful for!
Please enjoy special letters of vision and appreciation from Board Chair Charles Ruff about the exciting transition in leadership the council is enjoying, and from Dana Dedrick as she steps into her new role with the council as our Special Projects Lead! Also, please see the enclosed invitation to join us for our next Public Meeting on November 29th!