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October 2020

Great Willamette Cleanup – Springfield

October 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clearwater Park, 2400 Clearwater Lane
Springfield, OR 97478
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Your river needs you more than ever so join us in the Great Willamette Cleanup! Keeping volunteers and the community safe from the spread of COVID-19 is the number one concern this year. Therefore, rather than one day of fun, this year’s cleanup will be spread out throughout the month of October. We will be adhering to social distancing guidelines, wearing masks, and working in smaller groups in order to protect ourselves while we improve the Willamette River. Join us…

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Great Willamette Cleanup – Oakridge

October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakridge Greenwaters Park, 48362 Highway 58
Oakridge, OR 97463 United States
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Your river needs you more than ever so join us in the Great Willamette Cleanup! Keeping volunteers and the community safe from the spread of COVID-19 is the number one concern this year. Therefore, rather than one day of fun, this year’s cleanup will be spread out throughout the month of October. We will be adhering to social distancing guidelines, wearing masks, and working in smaller groups in order to protect ourselves while we improve the Willamette River. Join us…

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Fermenting Ideas Pub Talk – David Lewis

October 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a virtual edition of our Fermenting Ideas pub talk with David Lewis to explore the Indigenous connection to the watershed. This talk will span millennia, first exploring the formation of the valley through both Missoula floods, Kalapuyan stewardship, and the effects that the removal of the Kalapuya's stewardship have had on modern forest stewardship. David Lewis, is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, a descendant of the Santiam, Takelma, and Chinook people of Oregon.…

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November 2020

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us along with our partners in the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network (UWSN) for an evening of short films showcasing our earth's natural wonders and the amazing stories of those working in conservation, streamed virtually in HD to your home. The virtual waiting room opens at 6:30PM, the event begins at 7:00PM. Only one person per household needs to register. Proceeds from the 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be used for fire response and post-fire watershed restoration efforts…

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March 2021

Favorite Plants of Western Cascade Butterflies with Tanya Harvey

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council and the North American Butterfly Association for a virtual talk by Tanya Harvey on native plants and butterflies. Butterflies are very closely tied to plants, both for food for the caterpillars and nectar for adult butterflies. Many species have a limited number of host plants, sometimes only one, that they can feed on. To find these butterflies, it can be very helpful to know how to identify their host plants and favorite nectar…

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April 2021

City Nature Challenge 2021

April 30 - May 3

Join us and organizations across the Upper Willamette in the City Nature Challenge. Observe and document the natural world in our backyards, on our sidewalks, and in our homes while contributing to research around the world. The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a community science bioblitz with the goal of observing and identifying as many species as possible in urban communities. Participants from more than 200 cities worldwide will contribute and so can you!  You may be wondering - what…

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May 2021

The History of Elijah Bristow State Park: From Pre-Colonization to today

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a virtual presentation on the history of Elijah Bristow State Park from pre-colonization till today. We will be joined by Tribal historian David Lewis and State Park Ranger Sean Stewart as they share how we got to now at the park. Registration online at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SEBCaQbkQzOHX9H8nVKWnA David Lewis, is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, a descendant of the Santiam, Takelma, and Chinook people of Oregon. He has a PhD from the UO and teaches at…

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June 2021

Elijah Bristow Restoration Meet and Greet

June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Elijah Bristow State Park, 38267 Wheeler Rd, Dexter, OR 97431
Dexter, OR 97431
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Join the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council and Oregon State Parks to learn more about the need for restoration in the park, our partnership, and what we hope to achieve. Come and meet staff from Oregon State Parks and the Watershed Council. From Oregon State Parks we will be joined by District Manager Sarah Steele, Park Manager John Mullen, and Park Ranger Sean Stewart. You will also have a chance to meet our new Executive Director Dov Weinman and Restoration…

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Planning for Wildfire: How Land Managers are Working for a Resilient Watershed

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion on how watershed land managers are working to make our landscape more fire resilient. We will be joined by a Natural Resource Planner at Willamalane, Molly Juillerat, District Ranger for the Middle Fork Ranger District, and Justin Patten, Fire Planning Forester at Oregon Department of Forestry. These experts will discuss how they are working for a fire resilient landscape, how these practices may have changed over the last several fire seasons, and what you…

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September 2021

Elijah Bristow Restoration Walking Tour

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Elijah Bristow State Park, 38267 Wheeler Rd, Dexter, OR 97431
Dexter, OR 97431
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Join us and Oregon State Parks as we walk the River Trail and talk about the need for restoration at Elijah Bristow State Park. We will walk about a mile and a half and talk about human impacts on the park, where habitat is already healthy, and what restoration might look like on the ground. Our tour guides will be Ka-Voka Jackson, Restoration Projects Manager at the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council, and Sean Stewart, Park Ranger at Elijah Bristow…

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