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    The Newell Creek Headwaters Restoration Project

    A birthday gift for the community

    In 2014, the Newell Creek headwaters restoration project received a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grant to help fund redevelopment of the 5-acre site into a regionally important outdoor learning labELC_at_CCC_300x200oratory. The CCC Foundation is committed to raising funds for this endeavor. “CCC is an amazing school. It has changed the lives of many people. The fact that the college wants to preserve the ELC is unbelievable. This is just an amazing space,” ELC champion Sha Spady said. (Pictured from left, CCC President Joanne Truesdell, Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette and Sha Spady)

    CCC wants to give a gift to the community, and that is the restoration of the Newell Creek headwaters and the ELC. For Sha, this is a special gift, as she would like to see the ELC continue to be a resource to the community and the environment for generations to come.

    For more information email shellp@clackamas.edu or reneeh@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-3015.

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    20 Facts About The ELC

    The John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center (ELC) in Oregon City is a great place for children, families and adults to explore the outdoors and learn more about watersheds through hands-on activities and environmental education.

    The ELC is a five-acre site located on the Clackamas Community College Oregon City campus. Newell Creek bubbles to life here, then flows to the Willamette River through the 1,800-acre Newell Creek watershed, the largest intact green space in the South Metro area.

    At the ELC, you can explore trails, discover native plants and wildlife, or observe the stars at the Haggart Observatory. We offer interactive environmental education school programs for elementary-age students, as well as professional development workshops for teachers.The John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center site is open daily from dawn to dusk. For more information, please call 503-594-3015.

  • ELC Summer Celebration

    Join community friends on Aug 24 for a fun evening that includes a salmon bake, scavenger hunt, prizes, storytelling and entertainment at the John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center. Learn more about the restoration project for the Newell Creek Headwaters watershed while enjoying memories of the past.

    For more details, visit us at https://give.clackamas.edu/elc-summer-celebration

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