News Archive

Thousands of threatened Mussels Relocated!

This month, Johnson Creek Watershed council paired up with the Crystal Springs Partnership to relocate THOUSANDS of Floater mussels near Union Manor in Westmoreland! These freshwater mussels are listed as threatened by the state of Oregon. In Westmoreland, local populations were at risk due to an upcoming, federally-mandated culvert replacement project to be carried out […]

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Help Johnson Creek while you shop at Fred Meyer!

Are you a Fred Meyer shopper? If you are, you can help us earn donations from Fred Meyer by using your rewards card every time you shop. All you have to do is sign up for their community rewards program. ALREADY SIGNED UP? JULY 1 IS THE TIME TO RENEW for those of you who […]

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Beaver Surveys: sign up now!

  Are you interested in learning more about wildlife in the watershed? Become a Community Science superstar with Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s second year of Beaver Surveys! Help JCWC document the distribution of beaver activity through Johnson Creek! Click HERE for details and to register (registration required). No prior experience is required. Click HERE to […]

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Thank you, invasive species interns!

JCWC’s garlic mustard treatment efforts have wrapped up for the year–with the cool, wet spring punctuated by ridiculous heat, hand-pulling this species was the way to go this year, and we sure had great hands for it! Thanks to the tireless efforts of our fabulous invasive species interns, we were able to cover more territory […]

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2017 Lamprey Survey Results!

This past winter, 51 dedicated volunteers surveyed seven mile-long reaches of Johnson Creek for evidence of three different fish species: steelhead trout, Pacific lamprey, and brook lamprey. Evidence of these species can come in many forms, including live sightings, carcasses, or redds (nests) made of small rocks from the bottom of the creek. Lamprey are an important part […]

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