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Marion Soil & Water Conservation District

Your Partner in Conservation

The Marion SWCD is a local government agency that works to protect, enhance, and improve the natural resources in Marion County through education, technical assistance and grants.

What can the Marion SWCD do for You......

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Marion SWCD grants support on the ground conservation in Marion County. The District's grants are here to support urban or rural residents implement conservation practices. The District can also assist residents in finding additional funding.

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If you have a natural resource concern on your property or a question about natural resources, the Marion SWCD can be of service to you. The Marion SWCD provides site visits and technical expertise for all county residents.

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Increasing the awareness of the county's resource concerns and ways of addressing them is a major goal of the Marion SWCD. The District provides many educational opportunities to residents in addition to a educational grant program.

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SWCD Updates

Marion SWCD Open House

The Marion Soil & Water Conservation District has moved to a new location!  The public is invited to an OFFICE OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 338 Hawthorne Ave NE, Salem, OR 97301. Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Light refreshments will be served.  For more information call Marion SWCD at 503.391.9927.  Facility is handicapped accessible.  Limited parking

ODA Reveals its newly designed website!!

The Oregon Department of Agricultural has announced its new and improved website. The website is now user-friendly and is streamlined to make navigation easier and is now mobile-friendly for those of you who like smartphones and tablets! ODA website:

“Bee” Careful: New EPA Pollinator Hazard Labels

Before using any pesticides to control weeds or insects read the hazards label found on the bottle. The U.S EPA has added a new pollinator hazard box and created a bee icon to alert the user of potential hazards to bees. Click here for more information and to see what the new icon looks like!! The New EPA Pollinator Box on Pesticide Labels


Streambank Erosion Workshop Sept. 20th

Streambank Erosion – a landowner workshop

Saturday, September 20 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

End of the Oregon Trail Museum

1726 Washington St., Oregon City OR 97045

Seating is limited, don’t wait to RSVP!

Reserve your seat today by calling Cathy at 503-210-6000

or e-mail

Detroit Lake Shoreline & Riverside Clean-Up

September 27, 2014 10:00am – 1:00pm. Come join us on National Public Lands Day to help clean-up Detroit Lake’s shoreline and riverside. Bring your helping hands and we will supply the gloves and trash bags! Click here for more information: Detroit Lake Clean Up

FDA backs down on proposal that would have increased price of beer

Oregon brewers -- and companies across the country -- welcomed the reversal that could have cost them millions of dollars a year and put some out of business.

Oregon Live »