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Wild & Scenic Film Festival on February 23, 2013

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The Juneau Watershed Partnership presents our 4th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival held at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC) on February 23, 2013.

This year our event features a Children’s Festival from 04:00 pm to 06:30 pm, the Main Film Festival from 06:30 pm to 09:30 pm and a silent auction that will be available for bidding during both periods of the festival.

Some of the great items at our Silent Auction include:

–Icefield Excursions with Coastal Helicopters
–A Weekend Private Cabin stay on Shelter Island
–Private Fishing Charter for Salmon & Halibut
–Paintings from Local Artists
–Eaglecrest 5-day Ski Pass
–Tickets to the Juneau Symphony and Perseverance Theatre
–Outdoor gear
–And more to come!

Tickets for the event are $12 for adults, $8 for students/under 17 and seniors (children under 3 are free), or $30 for a ticket to the film festival and a 1-year membership to the Juneau Watershed Partnership.

There will be a beer garden at the event for 21 and over during the Main Festival, and other food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

For more information about this event and the films we will be showing, follow the link off of our home page!

We hope to see you there!

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New Issue of Water Ways newsletter released by the JWP

Water Ways is a publication issued by the Juneau Watershed Partnership that highlights current JWP projects and upcoming news and events. The latest December 2012 version of Water Ways can be found here:

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Previous issues of Water Ways can be found on our website, or by following this link: http://www.juneauwatersheds.org/waterways.html

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Meet the Staff of the Juneau Watershed Partnership

Meet the Staff of the Juneau Watershed Partnership

Nina Horne, Executive Director (Left)
Nina has been the Executive Director of the Partnership since April 2012. She was born and raised in Germany, where she grew up hiking in Switzerland and exploring Europe. Her travels eventually brought her to Washington State, where she lived for 2 years before moving to Juneau in January 2011.

Jackie Ebert, Project Coordinator (Right)
Jackie has been with the Partnership since November 2012. She grew up in Wisconsin enjoying the outdoors and developing her passion for exploration and conservation. Having lived in several locations on the Kenai Peninsula, Jackie has spent the last 3 years living and working in Juneau after Graduate school.

For more about Nina and Jackie, head to our JWP Staff page found on our website….

World Water Monitoring Day – September 18, 2012

World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is an international education and outreach program involved in testing water sources and reporting results in an international database. Last year, approximately 340,000 people in 77 countries monitored their local waterways.

This was JWP’s third year of introducing Harborview Elementary students to Gold Creek and WWMD water testing. WWMD is a great activity for kids to build awareness of water quality by studying the importance of water in their daily lives. WWMD is also a good way to introduce  fourth-grade students to the water cycle and watershed health. 

JWP board members Amy Sumner, Adelaide (Di) Johnson, and Erik Norberg welcomed the children at three different stations. At the stations at, students observed a benthic macroinvertebrate index, sediment transport, and indicators of water quality along with measurements of water discharge. At each station, students applied what they learned in order to determine the relative health of Gold Creek:

  • At the water quality and discharge station, participants learned firsthand about water quality by testing  four basic parameters of water quality including pH, turbidity, temperature and dissolved oxygen. These results were entered into the WWMD database.
  • At the benthic macroinvertebrate station, students were able to identify aquatic insects. Based on the species present, the students determined if the stream supported a productive habitat and had good water quality.
  • At the sediment transport station, students experimented with slope, sediment size, and stream flow. Students evaluated suspended sediment, sediment movement, and changing channel pattern.

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