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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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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…

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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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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.…

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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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Come raise a glass with us! Tomorrow, as we celebrate the return of in-person Salmon Watch trips, you can help ensure that kids continue to benefit from this great program. Thanks to the generosity of @block15brewing a portion of ALL sales, both dine-in and take out, from BOTH locations will go toward supporting Linn Benton Salmon Watch tomorrow, November 8! Read more about the program in our linktree, and we hope to see you tomorrow!!

By Shannon Richardson / November 7, 2022
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'Tis the spooky season and the only thing scarier than a WALL of knotweed is a CORRIDOR of knotweed! Do you have patches that look like this? Like zombies, what doesn't completely kill knotweed can make it stronger, so before you tackle it on your own, give us a call for some resources to knock it back for good. Be safe out there, folks.

By Webmaster / October 31, 2022
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We are about a month away from a full highway closure on Highway 20! The highway will be closed from milepost 54-57 from September 9-22. Plan to use an alternate route and go visit ODOT's website for more information.

By Webmaster / August 8, 2022
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What time is it? Showtime! Sorry kids, but school is right around the corner. Luckily, we get to start the year off right– with field trips!!! And in order to get Lebanon and Sweet Home students in the field to learn about salmon ecology and watershed health, we need your help!But how?!?!?Step 1: Attend a training and learn how to lead learning stations on Salmon Watch trips! Trainings will be on 8/18 at River Bend County Park and 8/20 at the Albany River Front Community Center. Step 2: Sign up to lead learning stations on Salmon Watch trips! Trips will be at River Bend County Park in late September and early October.If you are secure in your Salmon Watch knowledge, you are welcome to skip Step 1 and go directly to Step 2. Just keep in mind that we'd love to see you at the trainings, and there will probably be baked goods, so choose wisely. Links to register for trainings and trips are in our bio. Visit www.lbsw.org for more information!

By Webmaster / July 29, 2022
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It's been about a month since emerald ash borer (EAB) presence was detected in Forest Grove, OR. The South Santiam Watershed Council, like many other councils in the area, has used native ash extensively in riparian vegetation projects and we are hopeful that these plantings will remain unscathed. We plant at high densities, as well, so if EAB do arrive locally, and ash sustain damage and mortality, we hope that other species will remain robust. Oregon has been planning for the arrival of EAB, and links to more information, including Oregon's response plan and a podcast from OSU Extension, are in our bio. This news is disheartening, but we have tools and techniques to work with, an awareness of the situation, and the strength of partnership on our side.

By Webmaster / July 27, 2022
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