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Time for Outdoor School!!!

By Shannon Richardson / February 28, 2024
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Wait…what? It’s true– for something as amazing as Outdoor School, planning starts early, and we are in full swing! The South Santiam Watershed Council is grateful for the many partners that help make Sweet Home’s Outdoor School happen. Teachers and SSWC staff are busy planning activities and scheduling for this year’s Outdoor School at beautiful…

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Great Things Are Coming!

By Shannon Richardson / September 15, 2023
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We’re coming up on a busy time of year. Fall field trips are starting, grant-writing season is in full swing, and we’re in the process of bringing new staff on board. It’s a lot, but that’s where we come alive. One thing that watershed councils– and most small organizations– specialize in is thinking creatively about…

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Participate in a Beaver-Focused Discussion Group

By Shannon Richardson / March 7, 2023
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The Mid-Willamette Beaver Partnership is inviting those who own or manage property in the Mid-Willamette Valley to participate in a discussion group about interactions you have with beavers on or near your property. By Mid-Willamette Valley, we are referring to the areas within the Luckiamute, Ash Creek, Marys River, North Santiam, South Santiam or Calapooia…

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Upriver film

“Upriver” Willamette River movie screen showing Feb. 23!

By Webmaster / February 7, 2023
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The South Santiam Watershed Council will host a screening of the hour-long film “UPRIVER” on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 6:00 pm at this location: Barsideous Brewing (meeting room in the back)7644 S. Main StLebanon, OR 97355 This film highlights river conservation efforts through the Willamette River basin and was made by local film makers…

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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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It's the first day of Outdoor School 2022!!! No filter needed for this absolutely bluebird day. We're excited to welcome Sweet Home SD 6th graders to Camp Tadmor today for our first in-person ODS since 2019. Thanks to our volunteers and partners who are here to help kids have the best outdoor learning experience possible, and to OSU Extension/Measure 99 funding for getting every kid in Oregon outdoors. #usfs #odfw #nokidleftinside #outdoorschool #camptadmor #sweethomeoregon #coyleoutside #hsixdesigns

By Webmaster / May 31, 2022
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The answer to our geotrivia question from last week was… Crabtree Falls! This small but powerful falls is nestled in Crabtree Creek near a side-channel reconnection project that the council worked on with partners from both BLM and Weyerhaeuser. This project helped ensure that migratory fish could continue to reach the upper basin.

By Webmaster / April 21, 2022
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We're back! Please join us at our first in-person board meeting in about two years. We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 3pm in the Community Room at the Lebanon Public Library. We will continue to have a remote option as well, so DM, call or email for that.Plus! In honor of our first meeting back, here's a geotrivia quiz: where in the South Santiam was this photo taken? Come to the meeting to find out or check back here for the answer! A waterfall cascades over brown and grey rocks in front of evergreen trees and trees with no leaves.

By Webmaster / April 15, 2022
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The Kalapuya peoples are the original inhabitants of the South Santiam basin and beyond. Many Kalapuya are now members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.Decades of effort to document the Kalapuya language have resulted in the recent publication of the Kalapuya Dictionary. A first run of the 4 volume set was distributed to key individuals and institutions, including K-12 schools and universities. Now, organizers need help raising funds to print additional copies.You can support their efforts directly by contributing to the GoFundMe campaign to print additional copies of the dictionary. To learn more about the work that has gone into this dictionary and Kalapuya history, read a recent OPB article. Links to both are in our bio. : Tall, bare trees by standing water in a green meadow against a grey, cloudy sky.

By Webmaster / April 1, 2022
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