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Beginning Tuesday January 26, the South Santiam Watershed Council will be hosting a weekly 4-part virtual Plan For Your Land workshop series. Agency partners will teach participants about conservation concerns from wildlife habitat to water quality and help you develop a plan based on your goals. For more information and registration visit: https://pfylsswc-2021.eventbrite.com/

By Webmaster / December 22, 2020
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Stop by @block15brewing Taproom in south Corvallis next Tuesday December 8th and help support Linn-Benton Salmon Watch! A portion of sales will benefit the long running outdoor education program. So grab some great local grub and show your love for Salmon Watch!#salmonwatch #localbrew

By Webmaster / December 5, 2020
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We all need a little help sometimes … the council’s Director, Shannon Richardson, got a tour of one of the South Santiam’s gems from her son over the weekend. Visiting a place for the first time under the guidance of a young person is truly a special experience!Whatever you have planned this week, we hope that you find yourself a gem, a special place to rest and reflect….📸1. Grand Terrace Falls. 2. McDowell Creek. 3. Rock stairs on the trail. 4. Child hiking near Crystal Falls….#mcdowellcreekfalls @linn_county_oregon @linncountyparks #everykidoutdoors

By Webmaster / November 25, 2020
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Whew! That was a close call at one of our sites near Scio. As we start heading into the cooler months ahead, staff have been out checking on planting locations. We love to see such great growth on conifers and understory species in riparian areas and look forward to when these rich, complex places will provide high quality habitat for aquatic and terrestrial critters….In the meantime, we’ll join this little pine in saying thank goodness it’s Friday! Have a great weekend!…📸1. A young pine emerges from the limbs of a fallen tree. 2. Strong growth from plantings along Crabtree Creek.

By Webmaster / November 20, 2020
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Council staff got out to Hamilton Creek yesterday to check on a restoration project in process. Noxious weed treatment, plantings and establishment were all looking solid on this beautiful fall day, and we had two fantastic field techs to boot!…📸 1-4: young plantings to reestablish healthy riparian vegetation along Hamilton Creek. 5: mature ivy treatment. 6: snowberry next to Hamilton Creek. 7: four-legged field assistants….#southsantiam #riverrestoration #planttrees

By Webmaster / November 13, 2020
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Friday fungi! These beautiful decomposers were spotted during a recent board tour at Bogwood. The owners of Bogwood are deeply involved with the council, holding both the board President and Official Baker positions. They were also recently named the Linn County Tree Farmers of the Year!! Thanks for hosting the tour and congratulations— we really took a lichen to your place! …📸 1-5: a series of woodland fungi. 6: lichen on a rock. 7: a group of people gather in a field at Bogwood.

By Webmaster / November 6, 2020
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We have been partnering with @cityofsweethome to work with students "after school." Last week students sorted and identified live aquatic macro-invertebrates. This week students created their own creek critters! Previous lessons included a water cycle game and salmon dissection. #salmonwatch #macroinsect

By Webmaster / November 5, 2020
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