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. Even though we can’t be together in person we are constantly looking for ways to continue connecting with our watershed. Our website and social media have helped bridge this gap and we wanted to share some of the ways that you can stay connected.

In these times of stress and uncertainty, it’s important to remember the beauty that is all around us. In light of this, we will be posting pictures and videos every week on Facebook and Instagram that highlight the tranquil reaches of our watershed and the plants and animals that inhabit it. We start and end your week off right with photos from around the watershed that highlight the beauty around us and help . On Wednesdays keep your eyes open for our Neighborhood Nature feature where we highlight flora and fauna from around the watershed along with some cool facts. Not on social media? No problem! Catch up on these posts on our web page here.

We know that a lot of folks are at home and are looking for ways to connect to the nature at hand, whether it is during daily walks or just in your backyard. Our Youth Education Coordinator, Molly, has been hard at work creating videos with great activities to keep you and your whole family busy! So far she has shared how to make your own suet bird feeder and how to use the nature identifying app, iNaturalist. Stay tuned for more videos on our Facebook page and on our webpage. Find yourself wanting to stretch your brain a little? Try this Middle Fork Willamette word search!

We appreciate everyone who has reached out, donated, or connected via social media. it means so much that our community is thinking about us and our important work during this time. We hope that these tastes of our watershed help sustain you through our quarantine and we can’t wait to get together when we can!