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Hey friends! The weather is getting a little wild this weekend, and the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Saturday, July 15th. We are joining with our sister council and near neighbors @northsantiam to remind you that Red Flag Warnings mean it's time to use caution in how you care for yourself, your neighbors and your watershed. Stay hydrated, stay cool, and check on each other. Have a great weekend!

By Shannon Richardson / July 14, 2023
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Who's got six thumbs and loves the Santiams??? Here's a hint: it's us!!!It was an amazing day for a quick tour and a fun photo: Brandin (on the left) and Shannon (on the right) are the Executive Directors of the North and South Santiam Watershed Councils, respectively. Marie, in the middle, works in BOTH basins with BOTH councils as the shared Wildfire Adapted Communities Specialist. Together, we help provide coordinated services that span the entire Santiam basin. And that makes for some pretty good days. #northsantiam #southsantiam

By Shannon Richardson / July 6, 2023
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Thinking about wildfire this season? We are too. Come join us to talk about wildfire preparedness and resilience in conjunction with the Lebanon Fire Department at the Lebanon Public Library. We'll cover the best way to be prepared for wildfires, whether you live on a farm, in the woods, or right in town. We hope to see you there!

By Shannon Richardson / June 21, 2023
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We're hiring!! The South Santiam Watershed Council is hiring for two positions. Our Outdoor School Lead is a limited duration position that serves as the point person for our 3-day, 2-night experiential education program for 6th graders. Our Wildfire Adapted Communities Specialist is a community-building wildfire recovery and resilience position that will work in both the North and South Santiam basins. More information, including full position announcements are available on our webiste now, and are linked in the bio.We hope you'll take the plunge and join us!

By Shannon Richardson / April 4, 2023
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Hey you! Do you own or manage land in the mid-Willamette basin? Do you derive income from that land? Do you have opinions about beaver? We thought so. Visit our website (www.sswc.org) to find out how to participate in a discussion group focused on your interactions with beaver.

By Shannon Richardson / March 8, 2023
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What a night! We are so appreciative of everyone who came out to last week's event. It was a great turn out, and Freshwaters Illustrated's film UPRIVER sparked some thoughtful conversation after the show. Thanks to the folks at Barsideous for hosting us! If you missed this event, look for another one soon. In the meantime, we're sharing a photo from the event itself, followed by a couple of images that highlight the power of partnership in restoration. Image 1: a full room for the filmImage 2: field tour of a fuels reduction project on private land in east Linn CountyImage 3: the confluence of the North and South Santiam, where working lands and conservation lands meet.#freshwatersillustrated #wemayfly #riverrestoration #upriver #barsideousbrewing #watershedcouncil #oregonrivers #southsantiam #lebanonoregon

By Shannon Richardson / February 28, 2023
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It's almost time! Our first in-person event in THREE YEARS is tomorrow evening. Hopefully the weather will hold off and you can join us at Barsideous Brewing for a screening of Freshwaters Illustrated's film UPRIVER. We'll gather– come rain or come snow– at 6pm and start the film around 6:30. Following the film, stick around for some Q&A with the folks from Freshwaters Illustrated. We're so excited to see you, and celebrate all of people in the Willamette basin doing good work to support healthy rivers!#barsideousbrewing #freshwatersillustrated #upriver #wemayfly #watershed #watershedcouncil #lebanonoregon #sweethomeoregon #sciooregon #southsantiam #drinkbeerdogood

By Shannon Richardson / February 22, 2023
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We are so excited to be hosting a screening of Freshwater Illustrated's fantastic film UPRIVER! Come join us at Barsideous Brewing on Thursday, February 23 at 6pm. Film starts at 6:30 and we'll have time for Q&A with the folks from Freshwaters Illustrated after! This film celebrates ordinary people coming together to protect and restore the Willamette River and its tributaries. Check out our bio for a link to the trailer.This is a free event, and Barsideous has great beer and food available for purchase. We can't wait to see you!#freshwatersillustrated #barsideousbrewing #wemayfly #watershedcouncil #lebanonoregon #sweethomeoregon #sciooregon

By Shannon Richardson / February 2, 2023
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It's always nice to pause at the end of the year and reflect on how far we've come. Take a look at this year's Annual Report to see our highlights and tell us in the comments below what you loved about the South Santiam this year. Link to the report is in our bio and on our website. Happy New Year!

By Shannon Richardson / December 28, 2022
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We're #hiring! The South Santiam and North Santiam Watershed Councils are seeking a Wildfire Adapted Communities Specialist to work across both the North and South Santaim basins. The North Santiam sustained significant loss and damage during the 2020 Labor Day fires, while the South Santiam has not experienced catastrophic wildfire in recent history. The watershed councils in both basins are actively engaged in supporting wildfire recovery, wildfire resilience and wildfire risk reduction. We are seeking a highly collaborative person with experience in community capcity building, wildfire risk mitigation, project management, and an ability to foster and sustain strong relationships and diverse partnerships. A link to the full position description, including how to apply, is in our bio. Please reach out with any questions!Photo: Image of the confluence of two rivers looking through the limbs of a tree.

By Shannon Richardson / November 29, 2022
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