Our Team is Growing
We are excited to announce an opportunity to join the Luckiamute Watershed Council team! The LWC is currently accepting applications to fill a full-time Restoration Project Manager position to lead the development and implementation of our watershed restoration projects.
The LWC believes that diverse perspectives strengthen an organization and encourages people with diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply.
View the details & application instructions, and download a full position description here.
Emerald Ash Borer Resources
The day we've long dreaded has arrived: the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found within 60 miles of the Luckiamute & Ash Creek watershed. This is a critical time in protecting native Oregon Ash trees by limiting the spread of EAB & we need all hands on deck!
The Oregon Ash is an important part of the local food web and our restoration arsenal. Roots stabilize & enrich soils. Birds, insects, and small mammals eat the winged seeds. Deer & elk browse the foliage, as do the larvae of three types of swallowtail butterflies. A decimated ash population opens our ecosystem up to a wide range of invasive species.
We have created a brief FAQ with links to several good resources to learn to recognize EAB and get involved in protection activities, from not transporting firewood to becoming an official Forest Pest Detector.
The Luckiamute Watershed Council (LWC) is a volunteer group of neighbors from diverse perspectives working together to learn about the watershed and doing what they can to improve local water quality and habitat conditions.
Our mission is "to engage and assist landowners and communities in the voluntary protection, restoration and enhancement of the Luckiamute and Ash Creek watersheds." We seek to foster good stewardship of natural resources and to develop an improved understanding of the area’s biological diversity.
Read more about us here.
Use the slider below to explore the change in vegetation along the Luckiamute River at Luckiamute State Natural Area! Click here for more details.
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Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Place: Virtual, via Zoom (live link available 2 days prior)
Discover our NEW Data Visualization website!
Got native plants? Or getting them soon? Check out our new Native Plant Resources Page! It has all the info you need to prepare your planting site, choose which natives will grow and look great, and give your plants the best start to a long, healthy life!
Do you have a special skill that you would like to contribute? Would you like to earn college credits while putting your talents to work in your community? Or are you just itching to get outdoors and help restore streambank habitat? Joining our awesome team of LWC Volunteers might be the perfect answer for you!