Your Source for Natural Resource Conservation & Land Management Practices Assistance, Plans and Education
We’re here to serve Marion County residents with information and assistance on conservation planning, invasive weeds, native plants, urban conservation, backyard habitats, livestock management, grant funding, wildlife, healthy woods, habitat restoration, school gardens and other projects for which they need assistance.
Budget Committee Positions Available
Marion SWCD is accepting applications for two positions on its budget committee for the 2016 annual budget process.
For more information, visit our
Job Announcements and Volunteer page for details.
Wondering when a meeting, event or activity is happening at the district?
Check out our calendar for listings for time and dates.
Visit our “In The News” page to see what is happening with the district.
There you will find our newsletter, The Conservation Insider and information about upcoming classes and workshops.
Marion SWCD is looking for an Agriculture Specialist & Planner
This position will focus on assisting and teaching the area ag community farm conservation and management planning. The ideal candidate will have an education and experience in agronomy, livestock systems or a similar agricultural field.
For more in formation, click the link and visit out Job Announcements and Volunteer page for details.
The previous job listing has been cancelled.
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It’s almost time for the Native Plant Sale!
The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Bauman’s Farm and Garden, 12989 Howell Prairie Road, Gervais Ore., 97026. Overstock will be sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the same location.
For more information, including plant varieties and pricing, visit our Native Plants page, here.
Take our native plant quiz
Join Us For a Ag Water Quality & Mill Creek Focus Area Town Hall Meeting
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Ag Water Quality Management Plan and the Mill Creek Focus Area Project 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia St., Stayton.
All agricultural and rural landowners, agricultural operators and streamside landowners in the Mill Creek Watershed area are invited to attend. An R.S.V.P. is requested, but walk-ins will be accepted.
The meeting will be led by district program coordinator, Brenda Sanchez, who will discuss cost-share and incentive programs for agricultural water quality management.
District invasive plant specialist, Jenny Meisel, will provide information on invasive plants in the watershed.
Free well-water testing for nitrate levels will be provided by Oregon State University’s Extension Service. Participants should bring a half cup of untreated well water in a clean, water-tight container to be tested.
Special guest North Santiam Watershed Council coordinator, Rebecca McCoun, will be on hand to discuss the services available to the Mill Creek and Pringle Creek Watersheds now that the two have become part of the council.
Snacks and refreshments will be available. Door prizes will be awarded.
For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Brenda Sanchez, Soil, Water and Riparian Specialist, at (503) 391-9927 or send email to Brenda.email@example.com.
Join Our Manure Exchange Program and Help Conserve
Our Manure Exchange Program puts gardeners and landowners looking for free manure compost in touch with livestock owners who have excess fresh and composted manure.
Visit our Livestock program page located here under Resources for more information.