“The Willamette River-Rio Laja, Mexico Twinning Project and Opportunities for Cross-Cultural Exchange” will be the focus of the February Science on Tap presented by the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council. Tara Davis and Rosario Franco will discuss the similar issues facing Oregon’s Willamette and Mexico’s Rio Laja watersheds, the Twinning Project and most importantly, the cultural connections in watershed conservation. With cultural diversification, inclusion and conservation at the forefront, the Willamette-Laja Twinning Project has sparked new partnerships over the shared platforms of migratory birds, habitats, education for all ages and watershed restoration.
Willamette Laja Twinning Project, www.willamette-laja.org
The CFWWC hosts a family-friendly monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm at the Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street in Cottage Grove. The event begins with informal socializing, trivia, and updates about the watershed and watershed council during the first hour. The Science Pub presentation begins at 6pm. CFWWC receives 10% of all sales from the evening between 5-7:30pm. The event is free to the public, with a $5 donation suggested. For further information, visit Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council on Facebook or www.coastfork.org.