After the creation of five unique and delightful mini beaver zines we have finally added six more to the mix! These zines have funny stories about beavers, random facts, and great artistry. They were made by volunteer Beaver Ambassadors, thank you very much to everyone that has helped! I shall post the first one in … More Mini Beaver Zines!
The main beaver complex at Mary S. Young Park is on Heron Creek, and this channel has many unique characteristics shaped by human and beaver hands over many years. The channel runs parallel to a gravel foot path where several dams block flow and divert water onto the soccer field. Looking from afar one would … More Heron Creek in MSY park
I kayaked the Chehalis River in Washington two weekends ago, and it was spectacularly beautiful. Water was a perfect temp, scenery was enveloping, and we were on a scientific mission with a geography graduate student! Two things really stood out to me: the amount of beaver activity and the intense incision of the stream. In … More Stream Incision on the Chehalis
The Martinez Beaver Festival is awesome! Groups there are doing excellent work for our world, and crafts all around were fun and imaginative. More later when I return home.
One of our volunteers (you know who you are, Claire 🙂 conceptualized emphasizing beavers as builders. As an educator, Claire pointed out the strength in using this phrase as a way to capture the imagination. I love it! Beavers are builders! They truly epitomize this role. We got to see this first hand through unfortunate … More Beavers are builders!
Without the assistance from a select few amazing people, Beaver Ambassadors would not be as wildly successful as it has been so far. Thank you thank you thank you to all your help and assistance! The greatest Beaver Ambassadors are found right here in the beaver state!
I need volunteers badly! But this is a different great opportunity to volunteer around the Portland community – Johnson Creek Watershed Council has done great work for many years. I’m happy to see they are assessing their beaver population. They have some surveys coming up, and I’m sure it would be a wonderful experience. I’ve … More Beaver Surveys with JCWC
Should have expected this popularity, but wow! So many families and interest in Beaver Ambassadors! We had a TON of beavers pinned on “Pin-the-Beaver-in-the-Keystone”, LOTS of mini zines given away, and all the pets Remy desired (happy pup). And it continues! Music in the Park goes throughout the rest of the summer, every Thursday at … More West Linn Music in the Park
Beavers are amazing, adorable, and builders that hold a major key to healthy ecosystems. But let us not forget the beaver is a representative of natural resources disappearing at an alarming rate. Green spaces provide far more benefits than we can even give them credit for – some people find enjoyment in walking their dog … More So much more than beavers
Beaver Ambassadors will have a booth at the fair this year. We’ll have activities for all age groups including pin the tail on the beaver, beaver crafts, and beaver structure replicas. We’re excited about connecting with the community!