Crystal Springs Partnership: Honored to volunteer in Portland’s first Salmon Sanctuary

April 23, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Since 2012, the Crystal Springs Partnership (CSP) has been sharing this ‘gem in the City’ with everyone who’ll listen. In 2017, the City of Portland recognized Crystal Springs Creek as the first Salmon Sanctuary in the City and provided a grant to the CSP and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council to continue restoration of the creek for the benefit of native wildlife, including Salmon. We will bring you up to date on our current work in the Creek as a follow-up to the Rotary Club of Portland’s 2018 Environmental Achievement Award.


Karl is the co-chair of the Crystal Springs Partnership (CSP). Along with colleagues at the CSP, over the past seven years he has been an advocate for Crystal Springs Creek. He has helped connect people to nature through education and stream habitat restoration. When he’s not talking up the creek or getting his hands dirty, he’s volunteering in Portland’s Community Garden program, singing in a men’s chorus, and baking crusty bread. His professional work as a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey helped provide understanding of many rivers in Oregon, including the Johnson Creek basin, of which Crystal Springs Creek is a part.