What does it mean to protect and restore urban watersheds?
It means to ensure that the land and the streams that flow through our daily lives not only look beautiful, but function in a manner that supports those that have called these lands and streams home longer than most: the plants and animals, from the iconic salmon to the dragonfly larvae, that make this region unique.
For Kellogg, Mt. Scott, River Forest, Boardman, and Rinearson Creeks, this work entails a multifaceted approach to protect healthy stream reaches, transform past harms, and ensure a resilient future. At NCUWC we are doing just that. With your commitment and support we are restoring these lands and waters into vibrant ecosystems that sustain wildlife, improve our own health and wellbeing, and strengthen our sense of place. We are not passive observers, but active in our belonging and stewardship.
NCUWC is on the ground everyday working towards these ambitions. We are engaged on all fronts by participating in regional partnerships that address limiting factors to recover endangered fish, mitigating impervious surfaces to return streams to a more natural state, planting acres of native trees and shrubs, advocating for the removal of Kellogg Dam, offering solutions and protections during land use hearings, and inspiring our neighbors on why all this matters. Thank you to our partners and supporters. With your support this is all possible.
Join us as a volunteer, as a donor, as an advocate. Join us as we continue to transform our ecological and community landscapes for a resilient future.
You can help make this happen! Consider making a donation today.
NCUWC is excited to be launching a new program to take-back Christmas Trees for fish habitat! We are partnering with the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District to place your old trees in the Willamette River for better habitat for juvenile salmon and steelhead at Spring Park in Milwaukie! Drop-off your trees to be a part of this great project!
Here are the drop-off details:
When: January 6th 9am-1pm Where: McLoughlin Plaza (16240 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Oak Grove) Cost: Recycling fee is $10
Trees that have flocking or that still have decorations will not be accepted.
NCUWC Releases 16-17 Annual Report
View our 16/17 Annual Report to learn about NCUWC's successes from last year and plans for 2018!
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