Join West Linn High School teacher Jim Hartmann as he shares his knowledge of the common birds found at SOLV restoration sites, why they are important to a healthy ecosystem, and how they can be identified. Come early and enjoy some food and a drink at the Bridgeport Brewery. For more details and to sign up, visit the SOLV Website here: http://www.solv.org/programs/event_details_email.asp?eventID=19168 or contact Quintin Bauer at SOLV at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-844-9571 x321.
Improve water quality and habitat with SOLV at Willow Creek in Beaverton on Saturday, July 16th from 9 am to 12 pm. SOLV has been working with students from Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School for the past seven years to restore Willow Creek. Take a look at what the students have accomplished and come install coffee bags and mulch the recently planted native trees and shrubs. SOLV will provide tools and gloves for the project, but be sure to wear closed toed shoes or rubber boots if you have them and to dress for the weather.
Plant native trees and shrubs with SOLV in Lake Oswego on Saturday, February 19th! We will be working along Carter Creek from 9:00am to 12:00pm rain or shine, and all tools, gloves and supplies will be provided. By planting native trees and shrubs, volunteers will be lowering stream temperatures and creating an ecosystem that will filter polluted stormwater runoff, improve water quality, provide better habitat for wildlife, and be more resilient to climate change.
It’s that time of year again: SOLV’s Women in Science Day 2011 is fast approaching! A long-standing tradition, Women in Science Day provides a great opportunity for young women in our community to learn about careers and opportunities in science from a successful woman like you. The event will be taking place on Saturday, March 12th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; be sure to mark your calendar!
BE A STREAM TEAM CAPTAIN! SOLV’s Team Up for Watershed Health has a program that provides an opportunity for volunteers to become more involved in watershed restoration at the leadership level. Volunteers receive watershed training in return for helping lead volunteer events at Team Up sites.
Please join us on: January 11th, 13th and 15th (you must attend all three), at the Oregon Zoo in Portland
Stream Team Captain Training Schedule:
Tuesday, January 11th, 6-9pm : stewardship, watershed basics, restoration strategies and examples
Plant native trees and shrubs with SOLV in Troutdale on Saturday, November 20th! We will be working along Beaver Creek from 9:00am to 12:00pm rain or shine, and all tools, gloves and supplies will be provided. By planting native trees and shrubs, volunteers will be lowering stream temperatures and creating an ecosystem that will filter polluted stormwater runoff, improve water quality, provide better habitat for wildlife, and be more resilient to climate change.
A two day school and expo offered with OSU Extension on watersheds and sustainable living. Includes credit toward the Master Watershed Stewards training requirements. Class and field trip topics include invasive species, Clean Water Act, Columbia Gorge geology, rain gardens, and more. Expo includes event, career and volunteer info from regional Watershed organizations.
How familiar are you with our local watersheds or our stormwater management system? Do you ever wonder where your water comes from or where it goes when it heads down the drain? This April, come learn more about these topics while helping make an impact alongside a team of other motivated volunteers!