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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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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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Support Efforts to Revive the Kalapuya Language

By Mike Vernon / March 23, 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…

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Another year has passed and our annual report is available on our website– link in bio. We are filled with gratitude for all who work, live and play in the South Santiam, for our partners and co-conspirators, and for the critters that persist and thrive in these waters, forests and fields. Every watershed council has a few things in common: we work hard, we are passionate about what we do and where we are, and we generally like to mix in some fun as much as possible. In honor of that, we give you the Friends of the South Santiam, non-human edition. Pull up a seat– maybe that picnic table next to Roaring River in the first photo?– and enjoy some of the offbeat perks that this year held. Happy New Year!1. Picnic bench on gravel bar next to Roaring River. Large trees on far bank have yellow and orange Fall foliage. 2. A rusty metal sculpture resembling a pig. Created for target shooting, it was never used for its intended purpose so now it's art. 3. A young orange stripped cat sitting in green vegetation next to an off-channel pond. 4. A larger dog with long black, white, and tan fur walks along a row planted with small trees and shrubs in an agricultural field. A section of Hamilton Creek riparian area with mature conifers and hardwoods is in the background. 5. A brown and tan house cat sits by a laptop on a standing desk in our Director's home office. 6. Two black, white and orange butterflies alight on animal scat deposited on a green mossy log in Moose Creek. 7. A young brown goat named Jack takes a break from eating tree trimmings in dappled sunlight near Hamilton Creek. 8. An older black dog with brown eyes and a greying muzzle lays on their bed.9. Two items found along lower McDowell Creek that seemed to go together: a black, toy SUV now driven by a plastic, Caucasian male doll who happens to be extra stretchy.

By Webmaster / January 3, 2022
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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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