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NCUWC Willamette River 

Paddle a Success

On July 30, nineteen intrepid paddlers took to the Willamette River for a beautiful day of fun and learning on the river. NCUWC partnered again with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (LCEP) for this Annual Willamette River Tour. We explored from the Willamette Falls all the way to Milwaukie's Riverfront Park which proved to be a long, but exciting adventure. We took water quality measurements, and the group learned about the great work NCUWC does to restore fish habitat and improve water quality on Kellogg, Mt. Scott, River Forest, Boardman and Rinearson Creeks.

We want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who participated. Special thanks go to the Hungerford family for allowing us to borrow their canoes, LCEP (visit their website for more paddle opportunities), Oak Lodge Water District Board President Nancy Gibson for educating the participants, and the NCUWC Board who helped plan and do the shuttle for the event. (Photos by Nancy Gibson, Steve Berliner and Andrew Collins-Anderson)
WES Awards RiverHealth Grant to NCUWC Streamside Stewards Program

NCUWC would like to extend our utmost thanks to Clackamas County Service District #1 and the RiverHealth Stewardship Program for funding the Streamside Stewards Program (SSP) now in its 6th year. The SSP has 116 active properties enrolled in the program throughout WES, OLSD and Milwaukie service areas. This accounts for an approximate area of 68 acres of active restoration!

NCUWC's SSP is currently at capacity, but if you are interested in getting on the waiting list or having an initial site visit, contact Andrew at
Kellogg Creek Neighborhood Meeting
On June 22, thirty Kellogg Creek neighbors joined NCUWC and The Wetlands Conservancy for a great summer evening potluck. Streamside Stewards Program members at the Cavalier Homeowners Association provided their beautiful creek front property as the setting for the evening's storytelling. Long-time residents recounted the good old days of fishing and exploring the creek. New-comers shared their joy of living on the banks of this stretch of paradise. Neighbors discussed the wildlife, flooding and their visions for the future of Kellogg Creek.

NCUWC and The Wetlands Conservancy plan to hold more of these neighborhood meetings along Kellogg Creek and beyond. If you are interested in hosting or attending, email Andrew at

Upcoming Events

Hull St. Cleanup: NCUWC is partnering with SOLVe and NCPRD to remove troublesome debris from the Hull Ave. Natural Area on September 17 from 9am to 12pm in conjunction with the Annual Beach and Riverside Cleanup! For details visit here or email Andrew at

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