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14th Annual Winter Celebration and Silent Auction
Celebrate the Umpqua’s mighty rivers and towering forests along with the end of winter with live music from the local band Irish Crème and Mark Baratta at Umpqua Watersheds 14th Annual Winter Celebration with its theme entitled: Think Like a Mountain.

Thinking like a mountain, Umpqua Watersheds plans to start off the New Year by continuing its agenda to protect the best and restore the rest. The restoration of old clear-cuts back into viable forest habitat is one the highest priorities.

The celebration begins with a social hour at 5pm with FREE hors d’oeuvres and The Wild Wetlands no-host bar, which features fine local wines and hand-crafted microbrew offerings by Ninkasi Brewing Company of Eugene. Dinner will start at 6:30pm with a short presentation exploring the world of forest restoration by Mark Bey of Lomakatsi Restoration Project.

From Southern Oregon University, the Director of Native American Studies, David West will be the Keynote Speaker. As an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Mr. West will share the indigenous perspective of ‘healing the mother.’

Umpqua Watersheds’ Silent Auction will feature some of the finest gifts from the Northwest and specifically the Umpqua: from local chocolates, wines and rafting equipment to weekend get-a-ways in the heights of Portland skyscrapers. Everyone will be able find something they can afford and enjoy while knowing the proceeds go to protect and restore the wild Umpqua.

Tickets are only $25 in advance or $30 at the door and are available at:

- While Away Books on Harvard in Roseburg
- New Day Groceries near Library in Roseburg
- Promise Natural Foods in Canyonville
- Harvest Store in Winston
- UW office on 539 SE Main in downtown Roseburg (M-Th from 1:30 to 5:30pm)

Call to make reservations: 541-580-9120 or email: starnesforest@live.com