The South Santiam Watershed Council was awarded $56,050 to be shared with project partners the North Santiam Watershed Council and the Calapooia Watershed Council. The grant award allows the SSWC to continue participation in the Willamette Model Watershed Program. A big thank you to the Meyer Memorial Trust!
Learn more about MMT at their website: www.mmt.org
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 email@example.com.
We are looking for volunteers to teach Salmon Watch sessions to local 5th & 6th graders this Fall. Please see the attached flyer for details. If you have any questions, please contact:
Angela Clegg, Watershed Education Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Clegg, Watershed Education Coordinator for the SSWC, was recently elected onto the Board of Directors, Zone 3 of the Sweet Home School District.
We will be holding a regular Board meeting at the Lebanon Library from 3:00-5:00.
Agendas will be handed out at the meeting.
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 email@example.com. Drop-ins are welcome, but advanced sign-ups help staff plan appropriately.
We hope to see lots of volunteers and community support this Saturday!
We are pleased to announce that Eric Andersen, former Regional Monitoring Coordinator, will be the new Council Coordinator. Congratulations to Eric.