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NCUWC Watershed News

Join NCUWC and NCPRD for
Hull Ave. Natural Area Cleanup

September 17, 9am-12pm
Urban wetlands have always been under constant threat from new development and illegal dumping.  These days, the old threats are compounded by the surge of people seeking places to live because they lost their dwelling due to a rent increase they can’t afford, an eviction, or the loss of meaningful employment.  NCUWC recognizes that when people have nowhere else to go, the nearest natural area is usually the first stop because people often have a good reason to stay in the neighborhood.

NCUWC adopted the Hull Avenue wetland natural area five years ago in an effort to bring community focus to this vital natural resource.  In spite of clean-ups in the Spring and again in the Fall every year for the past five years, we continue to remove hundreds of pounds of garbage every time we hold this event.  This year, we will also help the recovery of the natural habitat by removing invasive plant species to help to restore a healthy ecosystem.

With your help, we can be successful in encouraging our urban ecosystem to flourish. Please join me and the rest of the Council on September 17th, from 9 am to noon, at the Hull Ave. Wetland Clean-up, hosted by NCUWC, North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District, and SOLVE. To register for the event, visit the SOLVE website here.

Terry John Gibson
NCUWC - Chair
SSP Summer Update
NCUWC and our restoration contractor, Mosaic Ecology LLC, have been hard at work doing summer maintenance on many Streamside Steward Program properties throughout the Mt. Scott, Kellogg, River Forest, Boardman and Rinearson watersheds.  This work entails maintaining previous native plantings, preparing sites for winter plantings and creating planting plans.

How have your SSP projects been going? Send us photos and updates on how your plants are doing and why you are excited to be a part the program! Email to
(Photo: Lauren Cary)
Milwaukie Awarded Kronberg
Trail Grant
NCUWC would like to congratulate the City of Milwaukie for the $1.2 million funding from ODOT’s Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) for the Kronberg Park Multi-use Path. NCUWC supported the effort and is happy to see this critical piece of infrastructure funded. The connection of regional bike and pedestrian infrastructure to natural areas such as Kronberg Park is a great asset to the community. Read the full story here.

Wildlife in the Watershed

If you have photos of wildlife in our watersheds send them our way to be featured in our newsletter! Email
A doe and her fawn along the Willamette River.  This photo was captured by excellent photographer and NCUWC Board Treasurer, Steve Berliner.

Upcoming Events

Hull Ave. Cleanup: September 17 from 9am to 12pm. To volunteer click here or email Andrew at

Sustainability Expo: Join NCUWC and Celebrate Milwaukie for Sustainability Sunday at the Milwaukie Farmers Market September 11, 9:30am - 2pm.

Winter Flooding Workshop: On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12pm at the Clackamas County Development Services Building (150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City) NCUWC will be joining experts from local to national agencies providing ed
ucation on ways to minimize risk during this flooding season. This event is open to the public, click to learn more.
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