Watershed Education Adventures - Summer Programs! June, July, & August

Luke Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:12
Looking for a great way for your kids to spend time learning outdoors this Summer Break? 

Registration is now open for June 22-26, July 28-30, and August 24-28


Join us for Watershed Education Adventures in June, July, and August, led by the GYWC's local naturalists and outdoor educators, Theresa Crain and Neyssa Hays! 

Programs include 9am-3pm Day Camps, and 2 Friday  Night Family events 7pm-10pm in June and August.

Every month has a different theme and activities ranging from learning ecology/biology skills, creating a shadow puppet theatre show, to exploring creeks, and much more! 

Ages: Day Camps are for grades 1-7. Contact us about ages 5 and under.

Cost: Register for discounted monthly event passes (includes free family friday night in June and August) OR pick/choose dates for $50 per child.

Lunch/Food: Please pack a lunch/food and water for your child for each day. Help us keep program costs down and affordable for more families. 

Scholarships: Limited availablilty for each month. Contact us! about scholarships today!
 
Questions?: Contact us! 
 
 
 

     

     

    Additional Info

    Day Camps 9am-3pm, @ Location Varies 

    Family Friday Evenings 7pm-10pm @ Charles Metsker County Park:

     

     

     

     

    Welcome!

    Healthy lands and waters are at the heart of what make the Greater Yamhill Watershed a wonderful place to live, work, and play. We enjoy productive agricultural and timber lands, iconic rural landscapes and growing urban centers, expansive networks of streams and rivers, and a diversity of native fish, plants, and wildlife. These natural resources tie us together as a community and give our local area its unique character.

    After more than 150 years of settlement and development, however, we are just beginning to understand the collective impact to our watershed.  Hundreds of miles of our local stream miles are degraded and polluted. Nearly all of our historic wetlands, prairies, and Oregon Oak woodland habitats have been removed. Noxious invasive weeds impact roadways, natural areas, agriculture crops, and timber lands. And reduced flows in surface and ground water limit uses for drinking water, irrigation, and stream habitat. With the variety of challenges facing our watershed, the long-term viability of our community depends on the work we do now to conserve and restore the health of our lands and waters.

    The Greater Yamhill Watershed Council is a non-profit organization working to unite our community to conserve and restore the health of our watershed. We are passionate in our belief that everyone has a role to play in improving and sustaining our community. The best time to start may have been a 100 years ago, but the second best time is NOW! Get involved and start making a difference for our watershed today!