Love Your Watershed: Suds 'n' Science - November 15, 2017
Attendees of our first Suds 'n' Science pub talk, "The Little Fish That Could: The Story of the Oregon Chub," heard ODFW Fish Biologist Brian Bangs talk about how the Oregon Chub beat the odds and became the first fish to ever be de-listed from the Endangered Species Act! Brian's excellent presentation, plus the opportunity to enjoy some delicious, locally sourced food, beer and wine at Brew Coffee & Taphouse, made for a wonderful evening!
Love Your Watershed: Fall Bird Walks - September/October 2017
During this series of three bird walks, participants joined local bird expert Joel Geier on hikes through some of the most iconic ecosystems within our watershed at Luckiamute State Natural Area (LSNA) and Fort Hoskins Historic Park. Not only did they see and hear plenty of birdlife and learn about the history of these areas, participants in the first walk at LSNA were treated to an amazing sighting of a bull elk with his herd of cows!
Native American Ethnobotany of Western Oregon - June 3, 2017
On June 3, 2017, thirty participants gathered at the Oregon 4-H Center in Salem to learn about the history and importance of our native plants to the Tribes of our region. This workshop was sponsored by the Luckiamute Watershed Council, the Rickreall Watershed Council, and the Polk, Yamhill and Marion Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Presenters included Greg Archuleta, a Clackamas Chinook, Santiam Kalapuya, Shasta and member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Lorraine (B.G.) Barton, from the Umpqua-Rogue River Tribes; and Devon Robinson, member of the Chinook Nation.