Oswego Lake Watershed Council Winter 2016 Newsletter
Oswego Lake Watershed Council

WORK PARTY AND OLWC EVENT CALENDAR

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

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

July 9 - 9-11:30am
Oswego Lake Watershed Tour

Uplands Elementary
2055 Wembley Park Rd
Explore your local watershed on this fun and educational tour. RSVP required. E-mail stephanie@oswegowatershed.org to reserve your spot.

August 6 - 9-11:30am
Oswego Lake Watershed Tour
Uplands Elementary
2055 Wembley Park Rd
Explore your local watershed on this fun and educational tour. RSVP required. E-mail stephanie@oswegowatershed.org to reserve your spot.

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

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

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

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

September 14 - 6-8pm
State of the Watershed Event

Mountain Park Club House
A community event focused on celebrating and learning about the Oswego Lake watershed.

September17 - 9-11:30am
Oswego Lake Watershed Tour
Uplands Elementary
2055 Wembley Park Rd
Explore your local watershed on this fun and educational tour. RSVP required. E-mail stephanie@oswegowatershed.org to reserve your spot.

 

 

 

Lake Oswego
Watershed Council

P.O. Box 1015
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
www.oswegowatershed.org

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News from the Council: Announcements and Updates on Council Projects

Volunteer preparing to plant a seedling

Habitat Enhancement Fund (HEF) Sites

It has been a busy summer so far for the Oswego Lake Watershed Council. Earlier this month, we finished restoration at the three HEF funded sites (Boutwell, Hallinan, and Springbrook). It is amazing to think about all of the restoration we accomplished in just one year. In total, we engaged 172 volunteers in removing 1.7 acres of invasives and installing 1130 native plants! We owe a huge thank you Volunteering is a family affair!

to our dedicated volunteers for their efforts in improving the urban riparian habitat in our watershed. We also would like to thank the City of Lake Oswego for investing in these projects and their support of our work.

OLWC will be receiving funding from the City of Lake Oswego this coming year to expand restoration at these three sites. We will be organizing several work parties this fall and winter so please check out our calendar and help us restore even more of our watershed!

Check out that mountain of ivy!

 

 

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) Sites

OLWC hosted a site at Mountain Park for the 2016 Community Service Day for Lake Oswego area high school students on April 8. Each spring, local high school students are encouraged to volunteer on this annual teacher planning day. We had a great group from Lake Oswego High School and Lake Ridge High School help us remove 500 square feet of invasive blackberry and holly in the headwaters of Springbrook Creek. Thank you for your hard work - we look forward to working with you again next year!

 


Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District. www.conservationdistrict.org. Good dirt. Clean water.

Grant Awarded from Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District

OLWC is pleased to announce that we received council funding this past May from Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District. This grant will support many of our educational program such as our watershed tours and outreach with landowners. Thank you so much to Clackamas SWCD for your support!


Oswego Lake Watershed Council logoState of the Watershed Event - Save the Date!

OLWC is excited to announce that our inaugural State of the Watershed event will take place on Wednesday, September 14 from 6-8pm in the Hawthorn Room at the Mountain Park Club House. The purpose of this event is to celebrate and bring awareness to current restoration projects throughout the Oswego Lake watershed. We will feature posters, presentations, light refreshments, and raffle prizes!

Whether you are community partner, volunteer, or a member of the public who just wants to learn more, OLWC would love for you to join us. Stay tuned for more details closer to the date of the event.

Join us for a Watershed Tour!

OLWC offers monthly watershed tours 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. Transportation is in individual vehicles and carpooling for the tours is arranged at the beginning of the tour.

Pre-registration is required. Email stephanie@oswegowatershed.org to reserve your space.

Summer Dates:
Sat, July 9, 9:00am – 11:30am
Sat, Aug 6, 9:00am – 11:30am
Sat, Sept 17, 9:00am – 11:30am

All tours meet at Uplands Elementary School, 2055 Wembley Park Rd, Lake Oswego (map)




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