Volunteering and Internships
Rogue Riverkeeper is always seeking help from the community to safeguard our rivers and streams, community engagement is one of our key methods for how we work for clean water.
If you'd like to volunteer, please fill out and send us a volunteer interest form so that we can best involve you!
Ways to Volunteer with Rogue Riverkeeper
- Riverwatch Program: Our Riverwatch Program involves volunteers adopting sections of local streams and rivers for quarterly citizen monitoring. Help us by being our eyes and ears throughout the watershed looking for threats to water quality. No special training is required and you might even enjoy a walk or paddle along your favorite waterway!
- Bacteria Sourcing: In addition to work our work identifying sources of fecal bacteria pollution in Ashland Creek, we are expanding our work on this public heath threat to other dirty creeks in the Rogue River watershed. We depend on public involvement and collaboration for this process to be effective, and are looking for volunteers to help with water sampling.
- Stormdrain Marking: Many people don't realize that urban stormdrains flow directly into our creeks without any treatment. As a result, people dump things—like paint or oil—into stormdrains, or rinse chemical soaps off of their cars and into the stormdrains and creeks. Rogue Riverkeeper is coordinating with the City of Ashland to mark all stormdrains in the city with medallions that read, "No Dumping, Drains to Stream." We are recruiting community members to donate a few hours of their time to tram up and mark drains in their neighborhood. We provide all the materials, training and support, and you help make our community a better place by protecting our waterways!
Interning with Rogue Riverkeeper
Interested in an internship? We are open to proposals on how to meet our goals that also fit your your particular interests as it relates positively affecting water quality in the watershed. If you have such a proposal, please contact us.