Rock Creek Watershed Partners Fundraiser Auction
5:30-9 pm Thursday October 12, 2006
McMenamin's Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Octagonal Barn
Metro President David Bragdon, local storyteller Mitch Luckett to participate
in Watershed Tales Fundraiser
Rock Creek Watershed Partners (rcwp.org), a coalition of stream groups
who look out for the Rock Creek watershed (see attached map), will hold
their annual fundraising silent auction this Thursday evening, October
12 in the historic Octagonal Barn at McMenamin's Cornelius Pass Roadhouse,
4045 N.W. Cornelius Pass Rd., Hillsboro.
The program will include Metro President David
Bragdon who will share his views on the importance of watersheds and “21st Century Troubador” Mitch
Luckett will entertain and inform us with stories and songs. You can learn
something while supporting a good cause. “The Playing Cards” from
Lewis & Clark College will share acoustical guitar and songs between
stories. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event,
which will run from 5:30-9 pm.
Auction items have been combined into “Objects of Desire” for
the event. A Romantic Basket includes tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare
Festival, a handblown glass carafe set, wine and other romantic goodies.
A Householder Package, Birder Baskets, Outdoor Adventure packages
and more will entice bidders.
The mission of the Rock Creek Watershed Partners is to protect and restore
a healthy watershed by turning citizens into active stream stewards. They
believe that people want to live in a vibrant and healthy environment and
will do the right thing if they know what that is. From restoration projects
to homeowner education and neighborhood outreach, RCWP is here to help.
Some of the major accomplishments of the RCWP include funding an AmeriCorps
volunteer coordinator position to further the goals of the group, hosting
educational workshops, and playing an active role in the restoration of
local parks and wetlands.
Funds raised at the auction will go toward hiring a new Stream Stewardship
Coordinator and toward pursuing our other activities. Some of our funding
comes from grants, but the support of people in our watershed and around
the region is critical to our success.
If you love our watershed and want to do your part, you'll find a roomful
of like-minded neighbors having a good time at the event. For more
information, contact Virginia Bruce, 503-629-5799