SSWC Meeting, Tues Oct 20

Join us for the October South Santiam Watershed Council Meeting!
Date:  Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Time:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place:  Lebanon Public Library, (55 Academy St, Lebanon, OR)

Speaker:  Doug Bateman, Senior Faculty Researcher at OSU, will be presenting research from the Trask paired watershed study which investigated effects of forest harvest on small head water streams.

Youth Watershed Council Adopts Sankey Park & Ames Creek

It’s official!  The SHHS Youth Watershed Council has adopted the lower portion of Sankey Park, including the riparian area of Ames Creek that runs through the park.  As part of their adoption the students are tasked with keeping the park and creek clean.  They have also partnered with the City of Sweet Home to design and install new interpretive signs in the park, and to restore the riparian habitat along the creek.  Stop by the park to check out their progress or volunteer to help out at one of their community clean up events.  For more information you can contact Angela Clegg, Watershed Education Coordinator, at


South Santiam Youth Watershed Council’s Ames Creek Clean-Up

The South Santiam Youth Watershed Council in partnership with Sweet Home Parks and Recreation Dept. will be sprucing up Ames Creek (Sankey Park) on April 11th from 9:00am until 1:00pm. Please come support Sweet Home’s Youth with their Restoration project.

 Individuals or groups who want to help remove invasive species to improve Sweet Home’s parks and natural areas are encouraged to sign up for this project in advance.

Some tools and gloves will be provided. However, volunteers are encouraged to bring pruners, rakes, and hand saws. Volunteers should wear heavy duty gloves, shoes, and clothes that can get dirty, and bring water to drink.

To register, call Sweet Home Parks and Recreation, 541-367-8113, or email Drop-ins are welcome, but advanced sign-ups help staff plan appropriately.

We hope to see lots of volunteers and community support this Saturday!

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.