Oswego Lake Watershed Council Fall 2015 Newsletter
Oswego Lake Watershed Council


October 14 - 8-9:30am
Oswego Lake Watershed Council Meeting

Gubanc's Pub
16008 Boones Ferry Rd.
Public welcome!

October 29 - 9am-Noon
OLWC Invasive Removal Work Party - Boutwell Creek
910 Fairway Road
Contact: Adra Lobdell

November 11- 8-9:30am
Oswego Lake Watershed Council Meeting

Gubanc's Pub
16008 Boones Ferry Rd.
Public welcome!

November 19 - 9am - Noon
Invasive Removal Work Party - Hallinan Creek

Intersection of Laurel Street and O'Brien Street
Contact: Adra Lobdell

December 9 - 8-9:30am
Oswego Lake Watershed Council Meeting

Gubanc's Pub
16008 Boones Ferry Rd.
Public welcome!

For all work parties, please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. OLWC will provide tools, gloves, and snacks. We work rain or shine so come prepared for the weather!




Lake Oswego
Watershed Council

P.O. Box 1015
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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Just one of the many informational displays at the event

State of the Watershed Recap

Attendees explored exciting array of activitiesOn September 14, OLWC hosted its inaugural State of the Watershed Event at the Mountain Park Club House. We were joined by many stakeholders and community members to celebrate recent restoration projects and collaborative efforts in the Oswego Lake watershed. The event showcased an exciting array of activities including a field trip to an active project site, table presentations from community partners, a presentation by OLWC staff and board members, delicious refreshments, and raffle giveaways!

OLWC would like to thank all of the attendees for your interest and support in our organization's work. We also would like to thank the following partners who helped make the event possible: Audubon Society of Portland, Backyard Bird Shop, Backyard Habitats, City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Lake Oswego Corporation, Merrell, Mountain Park Homeowners Association, and New Seasons Market.

OLWC was delighted that our first State of the Watershed was a huge success. Did you miss this year's event? We plan on making it an annual affair so we hope you can join us in 2017!State of the Watershed 2016

All photos by G.T. Ray

First Work Party of the Fall a Success!

The youth group from Lake Grove Presbyterian Church at the September 2016 SOLVE Riverside Cleanup event

OLWC kicked off its fall work party season at Springbrook Creek on September 24. This work party was part of the annual SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup, a statewide volunteer effort to improve Oregon's waterways. OLWC hosted a youth group from Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, which was the group's second time volunteering at our Springbrook site. The volunteers enjoyed revisiting some of the native species they planted last spring and seeing how the site had changed since their last visit.

OLWC is expanding the Springbrook site this coming year, so our volunteers focused on removing a buffer of invasives from around the established native plants in the new area. This is an important first step, as it reduces stress to the native plants and also prepares the site for herbicide application later this Fall. In total, the group removed 1,000 square feet of invasive ivy – way to go!

Want to help restore Springbrook Creek or our other sites? We have work parties scheduled in October and November - we would love to have you join us! See our Event Calendar to the left for more details.

Partner Events

OLWC greatly appreciates the many Friends organizations in our watershed. Please join these great restoration efforts to improve our city parks!

Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods

  • October 19 - Quarterly Forum, 6-8pm
    Santiam Room at the Pallisades Grade School
  • November 6 - Planting Work Party, 1-3pm
  • December 4 - Planting Work Party, 1-3pm

Questions? Contact FHHW Co-Chairs Jim & Barbara Fisher, 503-636-3153, lanefisher@comcast.net

Mike Buck, OLWC Board Member and Friends of Iron Mountain Chair.Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE


Friends of Iron Mountain

  • October 9 - Invasive Removal Work Party 1-3pm
    Meet at Brookside Parking Lot
  • November 13 - Invasive Removal Work Party, 1-3pm,
    Meet at Brookside Parking Lot

Questions? Contact FOIM Chair Mike Buck (seen working at right) at m.bucks@comcast.net



Friends of Springbrook ParkFriends of Springbrook Park

  • October 22 - Planting Work Party, 9-11am
    Meet at Uplands Elementary

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Tom Bland at tom.bland@springbrookpark.org


A River Between Us

Upcoming Community Events

Lake Oswego Eco-Film Festival

Don't miss the second annual Lake Oswego Eco-Film Festival on October 16! Sponsored by the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, this FREE film festival will feature several films throughout the day at Lake City Theater & Cafe (106 N State St). Check online for the updated film schedule.

The feature film at 6:30pm will be A River Between Us, which documents the largest river restoration project in American history. Nearly three hundred miles in length, flowing from southern Oregon to northern California, the vast communities of the Klamath River have been feuding over its water for generations, and as a result, bad blood has polluted their river and their relationships equally. The director of the film will be present at the showing and give current updates on the Klamath Basin.

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Oswego Lake Watershed Council
PO Box 1015
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034

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