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Portland Native Matt Clark, the Executive Director of Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) knows a thing or two about kids and family music. After all, this is the guy that brought forth some musical love for a certain hairstyle rocked by Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto alike (a “Vulcan Haircut” – since STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is out this weekend). Now, Clark has combined his passion for music and nature into a compilation album entitled SONGS FOR JOHNSON CREEK – a benefit album by a host of Portland Kindie artists who have come together to raise money to assist in Salmon restoration for the creek. Check out the tracklisting and stream the music below. The full album is available for just $8 on Bandcamp.

johnsoncreek300Songs for Johnson Creek Tracklisting:
1) Roe Together – The Alphabeticians
2) Johnson Creek ABCs – Tallulah’s Daddy
3) Watch My Garden Grown – The Toy Trains
4) Midge Protest Song – Rick Huddle
5) All the Birds – Cat Doorman
6) Keep It Cool – Buttercup Bill Aubrecht
7) Big Blue Dome – Red Yarn and Friends
8) Riptide – Laura Veirs
9) Let’s Go Take a Peek at the Creek – Lori Henriques
10) Kids Need Creek – Matt, Joe, Noah, and Rowan
11) Johnson Creek – Mo Phillips
12) Run Fish Run – Aaron Nigel Smith 

Initially, proceeds from the album will support a JCWC project to install logs and boulders in-stream and excavate side channel habitat to benefit native Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout in Johnson Creek. Once the salmon habitat restoration is fully funded, album proceeds will then go toward the construction of an interpretive boardwalk next to Johnson Creek. The budget for the habitat elements of the project is $86,000 of which JCWC has raised $71,000 to date. Their goal is to raise the remaining $15,000 with this album.   

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