Willamette trip summer 2013 © C. Durbecq

January 23, 2019
  • Secrets of the Soil in Upland Prairie Restoration

    January 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA

    What role does soil play in the success or failure of upland prairie habitat restoration? For two years, Benton SWCD worked with soil scientists, botanists, and GIS consultants to compare the soil characteristics of prairie remnants and restoration sites. Hear the story of a project, rich in human resources, that focused underground to help an endangered little blue butterfly.

    Join us for the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Meeting and special presentations by Andy Gallagher, Red Hill Soils, Karen Fleck Harding, landowner, and Duncan Thomas, Botanist.
    Presentations begin at 6:30. Arrive a little early to mingle and nosh.

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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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February 9, 2019
  • Bee Booth at Winter Farmers Market

    February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    Visit Benton SWCD's bee booth at the Corvallis Winter Indoor Market. We'll be there with information and examples to show you how to care for mason bees - our critical native pollinators. Find out what you need to increase mason bee numbers in your backyard garden or orchard.

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March 2, 2019
  • Native Plant Market

    March 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    With a focus on pollinator favorites and prairie habitats, we will offer a variety of species at the market! Place your order now from the online selection, then pick up your plants on March 2. https://www.bentonswcd.org/programs/plant-sale/
    Additional varieties not available for pre-order will be sold at the market.

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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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March 9, 2019
  • Winter Wildlife Field Day: Nature's Predators

    March 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    William L Finley National Wildlife Refuge, 26208 Finley Refuge Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    Earn a wildlife explorer patch at this family-friendly event when you dissect owl pellets, play games& more!
    BSWCD will present Mini Monsters All Around! Explore soil and water food webs! Journey through the soil tunnel! View tiny creatures through the microscope!

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April 1, 2019
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    April 1, 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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April 19, 2019
  • Backyard Prairie Tour

    April 19, 2019
    Corvallis, OR, USA

    Mark your calendar!
    Visit several sites that showcase the local passion for prairie restoration on the backyard scale. Details will be added when available.

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May 6, 2019
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    May 6, 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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May 11, 2019
  • Crafting with Nature at The Arts Center

    May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    Visit Benton SWCD at the Arts Center Second Saturday free arts and crafts event. We will be using natural materials for arts and crafts. Stop by and stay for as long or short as your creativity prefers! This event is part of Natural Areas Celebration Week. https://sustainablecorvallis.org/category/at/natural-areas/natural-areas-celebration-week/

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June 3, 2019
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    June 3, 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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June 13, 2019
  • Prairie Wildflower Walk

    June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Meet at Bi-Mart 53rd St. parking lot to carpool.

    Join us as we visit a wet prairie in full and glorious bloom. This special, photogenic site is managed as a wetland mitigation bank by Oregon Wetlands LLC. Learn from the experts what all these pretty native flowers are and hopefully see some pollinators too!

    Please RSVP. We will carpool for this tour. Meet in the Bi-Mart parking lot off of 53rd St. If you have any questions, please call Heath Keirstead at 541-753-7208 or email heathk@bentonswcd.org.

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July 1, 2019
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    July 1, 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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