Oswego Lake Watershed Council

SPRING 2017
WORK PARTY SCHEDULE

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April 2, 1-3 pm
Ivy Pull at Freepons Park
Meet at the picnic tables
Contact: Barbara and Jim Fisher
503-636-3153

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

Gubanc's Pub
16008 Boones Ferry Rd.
Public welcome! Anyone can get involved with the Council by attending monthly Council meetings, working on Council sub-committees, or helping with projects.
Contact: Michael Buck

April 22, 9-11:30 am
Earth Day Planting
at Springbrook Creek

Meet at Hope Community Church
14790 Boones Ferry Rd.
Celebrate Earth Day with OLWC and SOLVE. We will be planting along Springbrook Creek, the largest tributary to Oswego Lake.
Contact: Adra Lobdell

April 23, 1-3 pm
Free the Trees in the
Cornell Corridor of Trees

Meet at the corner of
Larch & Cornell
Help remove ivy from the beautiful trees at this unimproved
city park. The terrain is steep
and near a busy road so we
ask that young children
not participate.
Contact: Barbara and Jim Fisher
503-636-3153

May 12,   8-9:30am
Oswego Lake Watershed
Council Meeting

Gubanc's Pub
16008 Boones Ferry Rd.
Public welcome! Anyone can get involved with the Council by attending monthly Council meetings, working on Council sub-committees, or helping with projects.
Contact: Michael Buck

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
www.oswegowatershed.org

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Volunteers planting at Hallinan Creek

 

Volunteer Accomplishments

It has been a busy spring for our volunteers! We have hosted several work parties at our Habitat Enhancement fund sites at Boutwell Creek, Hallinan Creek, and Springbrook Creek.

Since January, over 40 volunteers have joined us for 85 hours of work to remove 4,500 square feet of invasive plants and plant 300 native trees and shrubs!

There are still plenty of opportunities for you to get involved so please check out our event calendar to find out how you can volunteer with us or one of our partners!





2017 Watershed Tours Starting in May

Join us for a tour of the watershed

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting another season of watershed tours this summer! Our watershed tours are for area residents to introduce them to the Oswego Lake watershed and provide an overview of watershed science and issues affecting watershed health.

This field trip begins at one of the headwaters of Springbrook Creek and follows the creek route to Oswego Lake with visits at several key areas along the creek. The tour concludes at Oswego Creek as water leaves the lake and makes its way to the Willamette River.

Here is the calendar of our scheduled watershed tours for 2017:

  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21

All tours are from 9am - 11am and meet at the Uplands Elementary, 2055 Wembley Park Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Please come dressed in comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

This event is free and family-friendly. RSVP is required. Please e-mail Stephanie at stephanie@oswegowatershed.org to reserve your space.


Two New OLWC Members: Barbara and Jim Fisher

OLWC is delighted to welcome both Barbara and Jim Fisher to our board. If they look familiar, it may be because they were recently recognized by the city as "Unsung Heroes" for their work leading the Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods. Their expertise and passion for restoration will be a huge benefit to our organization!

Barbara FisherBarbara Fisher

Barbara Fisher together with her husband, Jim Fisher, coordinate Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods, which includes Hallinan Woods, Freepons Park Woods, and Cornell Corridor of Trees. She also serves on the Hallinan Heights Neighborhood Association Board.
With a degree in art and a masters in teaching, Barbara has worked as an elementary, junior high, and K-8 art teacher. When the Art Literacy Program began in Lake Oswego Schools she volunteered as a school coordinator and was the first all district coordinator for 10 years. She initiated adding Our Lady of the Lake School and the junior high schools to the program and served on the City Arts Commission for 5 years including chairing the Commission and the Permanent Art Collection Committee.

 

Jim FisherJim Fisher

Jim Fisher is a Certified Engineering Geologist with a BS from Villanova University and a MS from Caltech. After serving 2 years in the military, he worked on the Tran-Alaskan Pipe Project for 6 years, focusing on erosion control and quality assurance.
Working in California as a consulting geologist, Jim conducted landslide, earthquake, and groundwater investigations. In 2002 he returned to Lake Oswego where he had attended junior and senior high schools. Jim worked for Water Environmental Services in Clackamas County as soil scientist and supervisor.

Together with his wife, Barbara, he serves as Coordinator of Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods, working to restore the natural plant diversity of three city-owned natural areas. He and Barbara enjoy hiking and bird watching in Oregon's diverse landscapes.




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