The South Santiam Watershed Council’s 2018 Scott Creek steelhead habitat enhancement project was recently highlighted by the US Army Corp of Engineers. This project was partnership between the council, ACOE, Weyerhaeuser, OWEB and Meyer memorial Trust. Click the link to view the article on the ACOE webpage.
Our partners at the Bonneville Environmental Foundation have a great blog post about trees and water on the One Tree Planted webpage. Click the link below to read the post:
The South Santiam Watershed Council has been working with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and One Tree Planted to secure funds for the 2018 planting season. One Tree Planted has just awarded the Council $2,550 towards trees for our planting work. Thank you One Tree Planted and Bonneville Environmental Foundation!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
The Oregon Environmental Council has written a story about stream restoration that has been ongoing at Glen Soltau’s family property.
Check out the link below to read more about how Glen and the SSWC are working together on his property.
The SSWC has a RFP for the Thomas Creek Side Channel Enhancement project planned for summer 2017 implementation.
Click link below for RFP:
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).