Science Pub! Oct 25. 6-8 pm

The South Santiam Watershed Council is hosting our first Science Pub!  Have pizza and the beverage of your choice while learning about salmon restoration!

When:  Wednesday, Oct 25 from 6 – 8 pm.  Arrive at 5:30 to get settled in.

Where: Schmizza Public House, 2602 – S. Santiam Hwy, Lebanon

Who:  Karen Hans,  ODFW fish biologist, will discuss declining salmon populations in the Willamette and the efforts to restore the fish runs.

The presentation will last about 45-60 minutes.  Stay longer for more conversations!

Science Pub Flyer - oct 2017 final

SSWC meeting Tuesday Oct 17, 3-5 pm

The next Council meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct 17 from 3 to 5 pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Lebanon Public Library (55 Academy St.).

Please join us for our speaker Kevin Bladon,  an assistant professor in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University.

Kevin Bladon will be speaking on the effects of wildfire and source water quantity and quality.  Come learn about a topic that will only become more important in the years to come.

Speaker from 3-4 pm.  Board business from 4-5 pm.

SSWC Tour and Picnic Friday, July 21st

Friday, July 21st

Tour Time: 12:00 PM

Tour Start Location: Waterloo County Park Shelter #4 (by boat ramp)

BBQ/Potluck: 3:30 PM

Location: Waterloo County Park Shelter #4

*burgers and veggies burgers will be provided. Please bring a side or beverage to share.

RSVP: By Tuesday, July 18th to

Angela

Stewards.ywc@gmail.com or

541-990-6654

Picnic Invite 2017

Council Meeting Tuesday June 20, 3-5pm

The South Santiam Watershed Council will meet on Tuesday, June 20 from 3pm – 5pm in the community meeting room of the Lebanon Public Library.

Our speaker will be Duncan Thomas, ecologist with Washington State University.  Duncan is a graduate of the University of Wales UK and has done field work in Africa as well as the Willamette valley.  Duncan’s talk is titled “Pollination: how species communicate with each other in nature to exchange services”.

Come hear more about pollinators, a lynch pin in our environment!  Board business to follow the presentation.

Next Council meeting Tuesday May 16 from 3 – 5pm

Our next Council meeting will be Tuesday, May 16 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the community meeting room of the Lebanon Public Library.

Our speaker will be Susan Barnes, ODFW wildlife biologist.  Susan will be talking about Western Pond Turtles, one of our two native turtles.  Come and hear more about this long lived and all too rarely encountered turtle.

Board business to follow the presentation.

April Council Meeting: Tuesday, April 18 from 6pm to 8pm

The next SSWC meeting will be Tuesday, April 18 from 6pm to 8pm.  Our speakers will be the Sweet Home High School and Lebanon High School chapters of the South Santiam Youth Watershed Council.  Both chapters of the Youth Watershed Council will present their yearly project accomplishments.  Come and hear more about what they did in their communities during the last year.

Board business to follow presentation.

There will be a door prize of 1 bluebird house made by SSWC board member Lee Peterman!

We will meet in the Community Meeting Room of the Lebanon Public Library (55 Academy St in Lebanon).

March Council meeting

The next SSWC meeting will be on Tuesday March 21 from 3pm to 5pm.  Our speaker will be Megan Zarzycki, Wildlife Program Biologist for the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.  Megan will speak about the history of the Siletz Tribes in Oregon and the Willamette Valley, as well as the Tribe’s efforts to protect, enhance and restore culturally important fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.

Board elections to follow.

We will meet in the Community Meeting Room of the Lebanon Public Library (55 Academy St in Lebanon).

Mission: To involve local people in the enhancement and protection of the South Santiam watershed for the social and economic benefit of its landowners, managers, and users.