Willamette trip summer 2013 © C. Durbecq

September 20, 2018
  • Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show

    September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    The Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show is tomorrow night, Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Native American Longhouse (311 SW 26th St in Corvallis). Please join us and help spread the word.

    Mike Mease, the co-founder and campaign coordinator of the Buffalo Field Campaign, heads out each year for this annual Road Show. Mike visits communities in Washington, Oregon, and California to share music, stories, video, and discussion—all inspired by the last wild bison. Mike will be joined by musicians Mignon Geli and Goodshield Aguilar.

    Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working both in the field and in the policy arenas to stop the harassment and slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo. Buffalo Field Campaign works to protect the natural habitat of wild free-roaming bison and other native wildlife, and stands with First Nations to honor the sacredness of wild buffalo. The nonprofit’s primary goal is to create permanent year-round protection for bison and the ecosystem they depend on—including respect for the migratory needs of this long-exploited and clearly endangered species.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project and the Native American Longhouse. Free and open to the public.

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    Shelley Stonebrook
    Program Coordinator
    Spring Creek Project
    Oregon State University
    Ballard Hall 330D
    stonebsh@oregonstate.edu
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September 29, 2018
  • Salmon Watch Volunteer Training

    September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Clemens Park, Alsea, OR 97324, USA

    Salmon Watch Volunteer Opportunity! http://www.lbsw.org/volunteer/
    Volunteers like you are needed to help lead outdoor educational experiences that kids will remember for a lifetime! Linn Benton Salmon Watch field trips are provided to local 5th graders on the South Santiam River in September and on the Alsea River in October.
    Free volunteer training sessions in area parks are available August 23, September 7 and September 29. Learn strategies for engaging students, the miraculous lives of pacific salmon, and choose among your favorite topics to learn and teach in the field: Macroinvertebrates, Water Quality, or Riparian Areas.

    Email Savannah for more information: sbaber@calapooia.org.

    Sign Up for Salmon Watch http://www.lbsw.org/volunteer/

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September 30, 2018
  • Hedgerow Workshop

    September 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA

    Presenter 1. Annie Young-Mathews (USDA-NRCS Corvallis Plant Materials Center) will present “Native Hedgerows for the Willamette Valley: Plant Selection, Installation, and Maintenance”. 

    Annie Young-Mathews is a Conservation Agronomist, and the manager of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Plant Materials Center in Corvallis. She has nearly 10 years of experience working with native plants for wildlife, pollinator, and beneficial insect enhancement plantings, both on farms and in backyard habitats.

    Presenter 2. Donna Schmitz (Benton Soil & water Conservation District) will give a 10-minute exercise on designing a hedgerow based on the native plants that Garland is selling.

    Donna is BSWCD's Resource COnservationist. Donna has over 25 years of experience in natural resource management. In her current position, Donna provides natural resource technical assistance to Benton County landowners who seek solutions to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and wildlife habitat and assists them in finding funding sources to help pay for conservation work. 

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October 1, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    October 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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November 1, 2018
  • Cocoon Harvesting and Cleaning Workshop

    November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Old Mill Center for Children and Families, 1650 SW 45th Pl, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    Learn how to properly care for your mason bees! Training provided by Linn County Master Gardeners in partnership with Benton SWCD Bee Buddies Program.

    Participation is FREE. Registration is required.Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/ybg45q76

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November 5, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    November 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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November 8, 2018
  • Cocoon Harvesting and Cleaning Workshop

    November 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Old Mill Center for Children and Families, 1650 SW 45th Pl, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    Learn how to properly care for your mason bees! Training provided by Linn County Master Gardeners in partnership with Benton SWCD Bee Buddies Program.
    Participation is FREE. Registration is required.Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/ybg45q76

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December 3, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    December 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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January 7, 2019
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    January 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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February 4, 2019
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    February 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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March 4, 2019
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    March 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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