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Do you enjoy working with young people and have a penchant for environmental education? If so, read on! The South Santiam Watershed Council is hiring for a part-time, permanent Watershed Education Coordinator and we want to hear from you! Please visit our website for a complete position description, including how to apply. Link is in our bio, or visit sswc.org. #southsantiam #southsantiamwatershedcouncil#nokidleftinside #environmentaleducation #sweethomeoregon #lebanonoregon #albanyoregon #corvallisoregon caption: three 5th grade students peer into a white tub next to an ice cube tray. All are next to water on a sandy bank.

By Shannon Richardson / August 23, 2023
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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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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…

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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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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…

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