Springtime is event season!
It’s the time of year for Rogue Riverkeeper events!
OK, OK, it’s ALWAYS that time of year around here - we can’t help but celebrate and draw attention to the amazing Rogue River. So whether you’re interested in lecture events, happy hours, volunteering, or festivals - we have something for you. Check out the following for details on our upcoming spring events.
Speaker Series #2: The Wonders of the Pacific Lamprey
Wednesday, February 27th, 5:30 - 7:30PM
The Haul Restaurant
121 SW H St, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Join us for the second in our Winter Speaker Series where we will learn about the wonders of the Pacific Lamprey! Dr. Stewart Reid, the region's expert on Lamprey, will talk about this fascinating species and their importance to our local rivers and ecology. Stewart has spent years studying the species and is a dynamic speaker who has an obvious passion for this misunderstood fish.Our speaker series events are designed to educate and inform on subjects pertinent to our local waterways. All events are free to the public, in a casual setting, and a great way to learn more about the Rogue Basin.Join us for drinks and light snacks at 5:30. Presentations will begin at 6PM to be followed by a Q&A afterward. This event is free and we recommend folks order food and drinks to support The Haul and their support for our mission.
FREE! RSVP Encouraged Here.
Volunteer Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 13th, 5:00 - 7:00PM
The Blacksheep Pub & Restaurant
2725, 51 N Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
Thursday, March 14th, 5:00 - 7:00PM
111 SE G St, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Meet us for Happy Hour to talk about volunteer opportunities with KS Wild & Rogue Riverkeeper. Do you enjoy tabling, writing, phonebanking, collecting samples, organizing, clean-ups, photography, and more? We want you! This is a FREE event with snacks and drinks provided. Come learn about what we do and how you can get involved! RSVP Here!
Speaker Series #3: The History & Revival of Bear Creek!
Wednesday, March 20th, 5:30 - 7:30PM ***DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
404 E. Main St. , Medford, OR 97501
Learn more about Bear Creek in the third installment of our Winter Speaker Series! Local agency, county and municipal staff will discuss the many efforts to restore and revive Bear Creek. We'll hear about the history of this neglected waterway and the importance of its revival for the sake of our communities and salmon. Our speaker series events are designed to educate and inform on subjects pertinent to our local waterways. All events are free to the public, in a casual setting, and a great way to learn more about the Rogue Basin.Join us for drinks and light snacks at 5:30. Presentations will begin at 6PM to be followed by a Q&A afterward. This event is free and we recommend folks order food and drinks to support Jefferson Spirits and their support for our mission.
FREE! RSVP Required Here.
Oregon World Fish Migration Day
Second Annual Rogue Fish Migration Day Festival & 5K Migratory Run!
Saturday, April 6th, 11:00 - 3:00PM
North Middle School Grounds & Gilbert Creek, Grants Pass
Find us tabling at this awesome event! Featuring many educational and entertaining hands-on activities for youth and adults, this festival provides a forum for education, restoration, and stewardship of and about the greater Rogue River watershed, including its plants, fish, wildlife and their conservation. Hosted by Rogue River Watershed Council and Grants Pass School District 7, come check out all the ways you can get involved to be a better steward for our local waters and lands.
Earth Day Events
Southern Oregon University
Wednesday, April 17th, 11:00 - 2:00PM
Student Union Courtyard
Join ECOS Sustainability Resource Center for an afternoon of interaction with local organizations, and students! Engage with groups from our community in sustainability focused work. Find us tabling! FREE.
Rogue Community College
Thursday, April 18th, 12:00 - 2:00PM
Bartlett Street, Medford
Celebrate Earth’s natural resources & promote their protection for future generations. Refreshments available. Increase your awareness and find ways to get involved. Find us tabling! FREE!
Rogue Valley Earth Day
Saturday, March 20th, 11:00 - 4:00PM
Rogue Valley Earth Day is a joyful, annual celebration for all ages to learn about environmental stewardship and build a sustainable community in a fun and inspirational setting. It’s a forum for non-profits, businesses and governments to raise awareness, a venue for local musicians & performers to share their talents, and an outlet for students and artists to display their knowledge and creativity. Mark your calendars for this year's Rogue Valley Earth Day celebration, and stay connected here for details about plans for 2019 exhibits, live entertainment, and eco-friendly activities.
Bear Creek Stewardship Day
Saturday, March 20th, 9:00 - 12:00PM
ODOT Station on Hwy 99 “Valley View” location, Ashland
Volunteer for the local Earth Day clean-up! Volunteers will be removing litter and invasive blackberries along the Bear Creek Greenway and creek. This April, we'll be holding stewardship day events in Central Point, Medford, Phoenix, Talent, and Ashland. Come show Bear Creek some love! We are picking up trash and debris along the Bear Creek Greenway. Snacks, drinks and cleanup gear is provided!
Speaker Series #4: Stormwater Pollution & the Role of Green Infrastructure
Wednesday April 24th, 5:30 - 7:30PM ***TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
Talent, OR (meeting location TBD)
***This is a walking tour***
Learn all about the effects of stormwater pollution on our local streams and rivers and the importance of green infrastructure in development. Jennie Morgan, Stormwater Program Manager with Rogue Valley Sewer Services will lead the group on a walking tour of Talent to see examples of good and not so good stormwater pollution control. The tour will be followed by a happy hour at the Pump House Restaurant. Our speaker series events are designed to educate and inform on subjects pertinent to our local waterways. All events are free to the public, in a casual setting, and a great way to learn more about the Rogue Basin.This event is a walking tour of Talent so please plan on appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. We will not cover a large distance but please expect to be walking for approximately an hour.