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You’re Invited!

By Shannon Richardson / January 3, 2023
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Over the last year, the council has engaged with Resilient Headwaters, a community-led coalition creating an intentional, strategic pathway to manage the increase in popularity of outdoor recreation, and leverage it to bolster the Santiam Canyon community’s future. Join us to talk about the Resilient Headwaters vision, what our goals are, share your ideas, and…

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2022 Annual Report

By Shannon Richardson / December 28, 2022
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Somehow, 2022 has come to a close. Take a look at our 2022 Annual Report for a quick wrap-up on the year, and what we’re looking forward to in 2023. In January, we’ll start meeting every-other-month on the third Tuesday at 4pm at the Lebanon Senior Center. You are always welcome to join those meetings,…

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We’re Hiring!

By Shannon Richardson / November 22, 2022
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The South and North Santiam Watershed Councils are hiring one shared position to work across both basins. The person in this position will work to support and sustain wildfire recovery, wildfire risk reduction and wildfire resilience at the community level. Please take a look at the full position description for more information!

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Our 2021 Annual Report

By Shannon Richardson / December 30, 2021
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I’m pleased to present our 2021 annual report. We’re grateful to everyone who contributed this year, in so many different ways. Happy New Year to all of you!

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BLT Poker Run: September 11, 2021

By Shannon Richardson / August 10, 2021
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This fun event will help promote existing trail use within Lebanon and raise funds for continuing trail development into the future! Participants will walk, stroll, ride, roll and trot along segments of Lebanon’s trail system, visiting “poker dealers” hosted by local businesses along the way. The event starts at 9 am, dealers are available until…

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Linn-Benton Salmon Watch Volunteer Trainings: August 26 and September 11

By Shannon Richardson / August 10, 2021
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Our Salmon Watch season is right around the corner and after last year’s COVID-related hiatus, we are eager to return to in-person programming! This outdoor experiential education program helps 5th and 6th graders explore their watershed through the lens of salmon ecology. Small groups of students rotate through four stations—Water Quality, Riparian Areas, Macroinvertebrates, and…

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Ending the Dog Days of Summer

By Shannon Richardson / August 10, 2021
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Recently, I got curious about how the later part of summer became known as the “dog days” of the season. My own dogs spend most of their days hiding in the shade and waiting until it cools enough to walk to the river for a swim or chase the ball at the park. My handy…

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OSU Extension Hosts Wildfire Education Seminar Series Starting March 17

By Shannon Richardson / March 15, 2021
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Follow the link below to learn more about this free upcoming series and to register for the Wednesday seminars. This series emphasizes that fire preparation is not just for agencies, but for everyone, and focuses on how you and your community can be the most prepared for fire. The first webinar will kick off with…

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Local landowners recognized for restoration work

By Shannon Richardson / March 9, 2021
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Recently, Capital Press reporter George Plaven caught up with South Santiam Watershed Council Board President Lee Peterman and his partner Shirley Jolliff to talk about the work that Lee and Shirley have done at their property near Scio. A link to the original article is included at the end of this post. We are grateful…

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Bogwood: A landowner-NRCS partnership success story

By Shannon Richardson / February 22, 2021
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Recently, board President Lee Peterman and his partner Shirley Jolliff were honored with Linn County’s Tree Farmers of the Year award from the Small Woodlands Association. The work they have done at their property, called Bogwood, has been a labor of love. Releasing oaks from a conifer canopy and working to enhance the historic water…

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