Fermenting Ideas with David Lewis

We were so pleased to welcome David Lewis, Indigenous historian and teacher at OSU, as our first ever virtual Fermenting Ideas speaker. He shared with us a talk entitled “Creating the Precolonized Willamette Valley: Missoula Floods and Kalapuyan Anthropocene”. Please … continue reading →

Connecting When We Can’t be Together

Lately, physical distancing has become part of our everyday. We appreciate that this time is a hard for everyone in our watershed and, on a personal note, we truly  miss our events and the chance to connect with you all. … continue reading →

Earth Day 2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and we, like many other organizations, had an event planned to celebrate this milestone. Social distancing means that all these events have been cancelled or postponed (we are dedicated to holding … continue reading →

Why We Taught YouTube Influencers to Plant Trees

Sarah Dyrdahl, MFWWC Executive Director, was deemed a "Tree Planting Expert" by MrBeast

This month we did a super fun, outside-the-box planting event with a couple of YouTube celebrities, and now the epic-ness of that effort is unfolding before our … continue reading →

Partnerships and the Next 20 Years

Artist’s depiction of a verbal presentation at the biannual Within Our Reach gathering 2018. Photo Credit: 2018 Fred Joe / www.fredjoephoto.comMembers of the Willamette River Advisory Group showcase objects important to them at one of their planning meetings in 2018.Staff… continue reading →