|Johnson Creek Watershed Council E-BULLETIN NovemberÂ 2014Â|
|1)Â Johnson Creek Appreciation Night – Thursday, December 11 2)Â Update from Salmon Surveyors 3)Â Update on JCWC’s Leadership Transition 4)Â Metro’s Upper Johnson Creek Restoration Project 5)Â Calendar at a Glance|
|1)Â Johnson Creek Appreciation Night – Thursday, December 11Â Everyone is invited to this winter celebration as we recognize volunteers and partners. We hope this event will continue to strengthen the ties amongst the Johnson Creek community. See event inviteÂ here.ProgramÂ
2)Â Update from Salmon Surveyors Every Saturday from October 18-Every Saturday from October 18 – DecemberÂ 13Â volunteersÂ areÂ surveyingÂ fourÂ sections of Johnson Creek,Â Crystal SpringsÂ andÂ Kelley Creek tributariesÂ searching for evidence of spawning fish. This year the project is supported by 60 volunteers. If you live by Johnson Creek please give us a call if you see any fish too. (Photo by Katie Sombat – wild, successfully spawned female coho in Crystal Springs) It’s been a successful year! Eleven live sightings have been recorded in Crystal Springs alone. Three carcasses have beenÂ retrieved, sampled and returned. Last week volunteers Jenai Fitzpatrick and Claudia Garcia found the first carcass in the mainstem too. (Photo by Jenai Fitzpatrick – wild, successfully spawned female coho in mainstem Johnson Creek near Telford Rd.) To read more about the salmon surveyors experience – see the Salmon Diaries blogÂ here. This project is made possible withÂ funding from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.
3)Â Update on JCWC’s Leadership Transition Executive Director, Matt Clark’s final day at JCWC is December 5.Â The Board of Directors hasÂ hiredÂ Miriam Barnard through the Non-Profit Association of Oregon’s Executive Transition Services.Â Miriam who has more than a decade of non-profit management experience will serve as JCWC’s Interim Executive Director.Â She will start two days a week on December, providing day-to-day support of staff and operations/administrative leadership of the organization to ensure a smooth transition.Â She will continue until a new Executive Director is hired and on board. The Executive Director job posting closed last Friday, November 14.Â JCWC’s Hiring Committee will be reviewing candidates over the next week and is scheduled to begin interviews after Thanksgiving. If you have additional questions or comments, please contact board vice-chair, Dick Schubert atÂ (503) 652-7477.Â To read more about Miriam, see her profileÂ here. 4)Â Metro’s Upper Johnson Creek Restoration Project “Look at those rootwads! My eyes had just caught a glimpse of a large deck of logs with the rootwads still attached. I immediately started thinking about how to acquire those logs. Large pieces of down wood with rootwads are one of the essential habitat features in our streams â€“ think of them as part of the furniture of great salmon habitat…” Article byÂ Metro’s Kate Holleran. Read more about the projectÂ here. 5)Â CalendarÂ at a GlanceÂ RSVP’s are helpful – emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ if you plan to attend an event.Â Saturday, December 13Â –Â Final volunteer restoration event of the season at Veterans Creek with Friends of Trees, Portland Parks and JCWC – 9am-12pm. RSVP with Amy atÂ email@example.com. Monday,Â December 15 -Â EMSWCD PIC Grant Applications due. See more informationÂ here. Monday, January 19Â – The Courts at Eastmoreland restoration project. Help protect Tideman Johnson Park by working in adjacent areas from 10am-1pm. Wednesday, January 21Â – Volunteer Orientation at JCWC Headquarters 6pm.Â Come sit down with staff members and seasoned volunteers to learn more about what we do here at Johnson Creek Watershed Council, our mission, and how you can be a part of the work. Several programs are renewing in January. These include Johnson Creek Park Stewards andÂ Green Street Stewards. Contact Amy atÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ with your interest.