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Corps recognizes Upper Rogue Watershed Association

Rogue River Basin Project
Published April 2, 2013
Members of the Upper Rogue Watershed Association and the Oregon Hunters Association worked diligently to pull the invasive species Scotch broom from important fish and big game habitat in the fields and banks of Elk Creek.

Members of the Upper Rogue Watershed Association and the Oregon Hunters Association worked diligently to pull the invasive species Scotch broom from important fish and big game habitat in the fields and banks of Elk Creek.

(From left to right) Lance Cpl. Michael Baker, a driver for Shaker Mobile, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and Lance Cpl. Joshua Beier, a turret gunner with Shaker Mobile, unload water at a patrol base in northern Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 19.

(From left to right) Lance Cpl. Michael Baker, a driver for Shaker Mobile, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and Lance Cpl. Joshua Beier, a turret gunner with Shaker Mobile, unload water at a patrol base in northern Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 19.

Members of the Upper Rogue Watershed Association and the Oregon Hunters Association worked diligently to pull the invasive species Scotch broom from important fish and big game habitat in the fields and banks of Elk Creek.

Members of the Upper Rogue Watershed Association and the Oregon Hunters Association worked diligently to pull the invasive species Scotch broom from important fish and big game habitat in the fields and banks of Elk Creek.

Newly-trained Afghan Army soldiers calibrate their weapon sights during training at the ANA Academy, Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 3. Marines and ANA instructors partner to teach the classes.

Newly-trained Afghan Army soldiers calibrate their weapon sights during training at the ANA Academy, Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 3. Marines and ANA instructors partner to teach the classes.

Members of the Upper Rogue Watershed Association and Oregon Black Bass Action Committee anchor about 500 old Christmas trees gathered by Boy Scouts in February 2010.

Members of the Upper Rogue Watershed Association and Oregon Black Bass Action Committee anchor about 500 old Christmas trees gathered by Boy Scouts in February 2010.

pper Rogue Watershed Association Director Pete Mazzini stands on the frozen banks of Elk Creek, preparing to toss salmon into the stream and restore vital nutrients to its ecosystem.

pper Rogue Watershed Association Director Pete Mazzini stands on the frozen banks of Elk Creek, preparing to toss salmon into the stream and restore vital nutrients to its ecosystem.

Upper Rogue Watershed Association Director Pete Mazzini is always supportive of his diverse network of groups and partners and attends nearly every event.  Here he gets his hands dirty pulling Southern Oregon’s primary invasive weed threat, star thistle.

Upper Rogue Watershed Association Director Pete Mazzini is always supportive of his diverse network of groups and partners and attends nearly every event. Here he gets his hands dirty pulling Southern Oregon’s primary invasive weed threat, star thistle.

A young volunteer concentrates hard on building her very own nesting box for Western bluebirds, a special status species.  The Upper Rogue Watershed Association makes an effort to reach out to youth to engage them in efforts to improve health of our natural resources.

A young volunteer concentrates hard on building her very own nesting box for Western bluebirds, a special status species. The Upper Rogue Watershed Association makes an effort to reach out to youth to engage them in efforts to improve health of our natural resources.

Northwestern Division has recognized the Upper Rogue Watershed Association as its nominee for the Corps’ 2012 Excellence in Partnerships Award.

 

URWA has implemented environmental restoration projects, organized partnerships, donated hundreds of hours of volunteer labor and obtained over $89,000 in contributions that directly benefited our Rogue River Basin environmental stewardship and recreation missions.

 

The association has also coordinated outreach efforts that explained the importance of the Rogue River Basin ecosystem and the Corps’ management role to local youths.

 

 “We are fortunate to have individuals such as you who unselfishly give of themselves for the betterment of all,” said Division Commander Brig. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser.