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Linn Benton Salmon Watch is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator!

By Mike Vernon / July 8, 2021
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Volunteers are a critical part of the program and help to lead field stations, providing education for over 1,600 students annually about river health and the importance of salmon in the Pacific Northwest. The LBSW Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers for the 2021 field trip season as well as leading…

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Salmon Watch is a FREE experiential field trip for 5th and 6th grade students that focuses on salmon and healthy watersheds. The Linn-Benton Salmon Watch is coordinated by @calapooiawatershedcouncil, @bentonswcd, @southsantiamwc, @odfw_conservation, and @u.s.forestservice.It takes a huge volunteer effort to carry out these field trips each fall and we know recruitment will be particularly challenging in 2021. That's why we are asking for community support to hire a volunteer coordinator so that we can meet the challenge and continue to provide students with this amazing outdoor experience!To support the program, please visit our gofundme campaign: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/salmon-watch-volunteer-coordinator. The link is also available in our bio. To learn more about Linn-Benton Salmon Watch visit: lbsw.orgThank you for your support!#salmonwatch #outdooreducation

By Webmaster / June 3, 2021
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We are happy to be back in our local creeks and streams as we deploy sensors for our 2021 stream temperature monitoring season!You never what you'll find in the field! This week we saw stonefly exuvia or the empty exoskeleton left behind as the nymph transforms into it's winged adult form!We also came across a large freshwater mussel, likely a western ridged mussel. These filter feeders are more pollution tolerant compared to some mussels, but they are not found in highly polluted waters.

By Webmaster / May 14, 2021
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Salmon Watch is a FREE experiential field trip for 5th and 6th grade students that focuses on salmon and healthy watersheds. The Linn-Benton Salmon Watch is coordinated by @calapooiawatershedcouncil, @bentonswcd, @southsantiamwc, @odfw_conservation, and @u.s.forestservice.It takes a huge volunteer effort to carry out these field trips each fall and we know recruitment will be particularly challenging in 2021. That's why we are asking for community support to hire a volunteer coordinator so that we can meet the challenge and continue to provide students with this amazing outdoor experience!To support the program, please visit our gofundme campaign: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/salmon-watch-volunteer-coordinatorTo learn more about Linn-Benton Salmon Watch visit: lbsw.orgThank you for your support!#salmonwatch #outdooreducation

By Webmaster / April 30, 2021
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OSU Extension Hosts Wildfire Education Seminar Series Starting March 17

By Shannon Richardson / March 15, 2021
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Follow the link below to learn more about this free upcoming series and to register for the Wednesday seminars. This series emphasizes that fire preparation is not just for agencies, but for everyone, and focuses on how you and your community can be the most prepared for fire. The first webinar will kick off with…

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Local landowners recognized for restoration work

By Shannon Richardson / March 9, 2021
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Recently, Capital Press reporter George Plaven caught up with South Santiam Watershed Council Board President Lee Peterman and his partner Shirley Jolliff to talk about the work that Lee and Shirley have done at their property near Scio. A link to the original article is included at the end of this post. We are grateful…

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Our new blog post features a success story close to our hearts. Bogwood is a special place and great work is happening there.This photo image is of a beaver dam analog built by the landowners at Bogwood. In the absence of beaver, these structures serve a critical ecosystem service. They serve to slow water down, creating temporary pools that help develop nutrient-rich soils. Holding water on the land longer also helps to recharge soils and supports healthy, complex plant communities. This, in turn, promotes wildlife use. Learn more about Bogwood by clicking on the link in our bio!📸 1. Small logs constructed into a midstream dam analog with ponded water above and flowing water below.

By Webmaster / February 22, 2021
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Bogwood: A landowner-NRCS partnership success story

By Shannon Richardson / February 22, 2021
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Recently, board President Lee Peterman and his partner Shirley Jolliff were honored with Linn County’s Tree Farmers of the Year award from the Small Woodlands Association. The work they have done at their property, called Bogwood, has been a labor of love. Releasing oaks from a conifer canopy and working to enhance the historic water…

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We are just a week away from the first seminar in our upcoming Plan For Your Land workshop series! There are a couple of spots remaining in this fully remote series and you must register to hold your spot in the class! All are welcome; resources will be geared toward Linn County residents but information will be generally useful for the mid-Willamette Valley. More information and registration are available in our bio.

By Webmaster / January 19, 2021
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Hey folks! New year, new look for our website! We'd love for you to check it out and let us know how things are looking. Link is in our bio, but the address is pretty easy: https://www.sswc.org.While you're there, you can find our most recent Annual Report if you haven't seen it yet. You can also sign up for our mailing list and check out our document library. We're loving our revamp and can't say enough good things about our fabulous webmaster. Thank you @nancythecurious!!!

By Webmaster / January 11, 2021
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