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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).

Oct 19 Twilight Tour at Jolliff – Peterman Farm

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]

Next Council Meeting is Wednesday, Sept 21 from 6-8pm

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.