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2003 Watershed Wide Event: The Spirit of Volunteerism

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Johnson Creek Watershed Council – Portland, Oregon

Twenty years ago, I was a volunteer Board Member on the JCWC and produced this 8-minute video as compliment to an upcoming open house event that the JCWC was hosting. It was meant to be running in the background while people milled about and keep a running theme of sound-bites supporting the work of the JCWC and the spirit of volunteerism. I love the enthusiasm of all of the people that I interviewed, especially the children. I especially appreciate the context of why this is important shared by Ed Kerns.

Author: Jay Wilson

I'm a local emergency manager in the Portland metro area and primarily work in the aspects of disaster resilience, hazard mitigation, and recovery planning. I am especially interested in how hazards are integrated into a sense of place and how we can better design our communities to adapt to and work with the environment. Can we leverage our sense of community identity and belonging now, before a disaster, or do we have to learn these lessons the hard way?

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