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April Events

 
NCUWC is partnering with several organizations, agencies and cities throughout the watersheds in April in celebration of Earth Day.
 
Milwaukie Film Series
The 5th Watershed Event returns Saturday April 23rd to the historic Masonic Lodge as part of the Milwaukie Film Series.  Doors open at 6:30pm, film at 7pm. Purchase tickets here.
 
Earth Day Cleanups and Plantings
Join us at SOLVE and NCPRD Earth Day Cleanups and planting events from 9am to 12pm in Downtown Milwaukie and Spring Park. Click here to register for the Milwaukie event or click here for details on the Spring Park Cleanup.

Streamside Stewards Update

NCUWC is looking for new businesses and landowners to join our Streamside Steward Program.

Does your property or business border Mt. Scott, Kellogg, River Forest, Boardman or Rinearson Creeks? Is your stream-front property infested with invasive plants such as Himalayan blackberry or English ivy? Do you want to improve native wildlife habitat and help slow stormwater on your property?

If so, you may be eligible for free invasive plant removal and habitat restoration on your property or business through NCUWC. Contact the council coordinator at coordinator@ncuwc.org to learn more.
Restoration crew hard at work. Photo: Mosaic Ecology LLC

Spring Partner Newsletter

The spring edition of Watershed Works is hot off the presses.  Learn about all the great work being done by watershed councils and conservation districts throughout the region here.

Letter from the Chair

Volunteers needed for rain garden workday
Join NCUWC and Chair Terry Gibson for a work event to benefit Schoolyard Farms at Candy Lane Elementary School, 5901 SE Hull Ave. on April 30, from 3pm-5pm. This special event will showcase the new rain garden educational sign that will be installed that day. 
Educational sign for the pollinator bed at Candy Lane Elementary School. Photo: Terry Gibson
Volunteers are needed to help maintain the rain gardens and the pollinator habitat beds. They will also prepare planting area for student field trips for Milwaukie Elementary 4th and 5th grade students in May led by Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO). The rain gardens and pollinator habitat beds were constructed in partnership with the Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District and NCUWC. 

The new planting beds will be all native plants that produce edible berries. "We are very excited to be moving ahead with our overall landscape plan here at Candy Lane.  Planting what is essentially a First Peoples garden, because each of the plants were used by the native culture, brings another dimension of a outreach and understanding to the Schoolyard Farms program," said NCUWC and Schoolyard Farms President Terry Gibson, who will be hosting the event with drinks and snacks. 

Event organizers ask that volunteers please bring their own gloves and favorite weeding tool(s). Please note that the school bathrooms will not be open since it is Saturday.

See you all there!
Terry John Gibson

Upcoming Events


April 23, 2016 - SOLVE Earth Day Cleanups and planting events from 9am to 12pm in Downtown Milwaukie and Spring Park. Click here to register for the Milwaukie event or click here for details on the Spring Park Cleanup.

April 23, 2016 - The 5th Watershed Event returns Saturday April 23rd to the historic Masonic Lodge as part of the Milwaukie Film Series.  Doors open at 6:30pm film at 7pm. Purchase tickets here.

April 30, 2016 - Rain garden work day at Candy Lane Elementary School, 5901 SE Hull Ave. on April 30, from 3pm-5pm. Learn more here.

Summer 2016 - Willamette Paddle and Streamside Stewards BBQ. Stay tuned for updates and how to register.

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