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).
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board has awarded the South Santiam Watershed Council a nearly $149,000 grant for riparian restoration on Middle Crabtree and Upper Thomas creeks.
Click the link for the press release:
On Wednesday, October 19th there will be a twilight tour on the farm of Shirley Jolliff and Lee Peterman. The tour will be from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. The tree farm address is 35488 Ede Road (between Scio and Lebanon).
Dan Olson of the Natural Resource Conservation Service will attend and explain the assistance programs available to land-owners. Wet prairie restoration will be discussed along with the management of conifer stands surrounding the wet prairie.
Drinks and snacks will be provided by the chapter but participants may wish to bring a sack meal.
RSVP Lee Peterman – petey711 [at] hotmail.com
Please Help the South Santiam Watershed Council bring our area 5th and 6th graders up to Trout Creek for their Salmon Watch Field Trips. Copy and paste this direct sign up link into your browser: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fa8ac2faaf94-sweet
Join us Wednesday, September 21 from 6pm to 8pm at the Lebanon Public Library (55 Academy in Lebanon) for the next Council meeting!
Presentation: Birds of the Willamette Valley’s oak woodlands: Conservation needs and opportunities.
Speaker: Joel Geier
Joel Geier is a hydrogeologist who works mainly on groundwater contamination issues, but spends part of each year on scientific research aimed at conservation of grassland and oak woodland birds in western Oregon. He also server as field notes compiler for Audubon Society of Corvallis, and as coordinator of the Willamette Valley Birding Trail initiative, which promotes birdwatching opportunities in this region as a means of bringing tourism-based economic opportunities to rural communities.
Council business to follow presentation.
Light refreshments provided.
The South Santiam All Lands Collaborative (SSALC) invites community members on a filed trip to the USFS Sweet Home Ranger District’s Trout Creek planning area on Friday, September 9, from 9am to 4pm. See the link below for more info.
Sep 9 Field Trip SHRD Trout Creek final
The South Santiam Natural Resource Education Program is looking for volunteers to lead upcoming Salmon Watch field day sessions. Please copy and paste the link below to your Web Browser or go to the Salmon Watch Web Page (link below) for more information.
We rely on our volunteers to make this program possible and successful, so we appreciate any time you can dedicate.
Angela Clegg, Watershed Education Coordinator
Visit our website for Linn Benton Salmon Watch