Support Lomakatsi’s 2017
Streamside Forest Recovery Week
DONATE TODAY to help local youth restore salmon habitat!
Salmon Need Our Help! Since 1995, Lomakatsi has been implementing aquatic restoration projects along miles of rivers, creeks and streams throughout the region in an effort to improve habitat for threatened salmon. Through Lomakatsi’s Restoration Ecology Education Program we focus these efforts during our annual Streamside Forest Recovery Week (Nov 3rd–10th). During this week, students (Kindergarten – 12th grade) work alongside Lomakatsi’s staff to reestablish and restore streamside forests at sites in the Bear Creek Watershed.
Annually, Lomakatsi spearheads this habitat restoration week in partnership with local schools, planting thousands of native trees and shrubs grown by students at Lomakatsi’s four community-based nurseries. Overtime, these native plants grow to supply a variety of benefits to fish and wildlife habitat such as improved water quality, increased shade, reduced water temperatures, increased nutrients, filtration of pollutants and erosion prevention. Field education related to stream ecology, fisheries, water quality, wildlife, and botany supplements the service learning experience.
Private donations are critical to the continuation of our youth education program.
Help Us Reach Our Goal
Last year was a huge success, with over 450 students and community volunteers and thousands of planted native trees and shrubs along Bear Creek and its tributaries. Private donations are imperative to maintain our youth education program. Our fundraising goal this year is $25,000. Please join us in supporting this annual youth engagement and salmon habitat restoration effort, inspiring our next generation of landscape stewards dedicated to caring for our natural world.
Your Generous Donation Will Support:
• The planting of native trees and shrubs along Bear Creek and its critical stream tributaries in Ashland and Medford
• Improved salmon and pollinator habitat and water quality through reestablishing streamside forests and native pollinator plants
• Ongoing youth and community engagement in ecosystem restoration, environmental education and stewardship throughout the year by Lomakatsi professional restoration practitioners and environmental educators.
Lomakatsi works collaboratively with a wide range of partners to engage students of all ages from throughout the Rogue Valley in our active forest and watershed restoration projects. Under the guidance of Lomakatsi’s professional restoration practitioners and environmental educators, students learn the science behind restoration ecology through participating in hands-on education and service learning activities.
Adopting Sites for Long-Term Restoration
Through long-term site adoption, students take part in the restoration process from start to finish. By actively engaging youth in the ongoing ecological restoration process through place-based, service-learning, a long-lasting dedication towards caring for the natural world is established.
Supporting Native Species Diversity
Lomakatsi manages four local community based native shade-house nurseries. Over 10,000 native plants are grown annually for use in local ecological restoration projects.
This year, we will plant 10 native tree species and 12 native shrub species as part of our riparian restoration projects. For the full list, click here.