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Marion SWCD Annual Native Plant Sale Fundraiser
Marion SWCD Annual Native Plant Sale Fundraiser
Visit our Native Plants page to find out what plants we will have available at our March 11 - 12.
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Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, Marion, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, will be held in the District’s conference room at 338 Hawthorne Ave NE, Salem, Oregon.

The meeting will take place on May 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.
A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 26, 2016 at the District office at 338 Hawthorne Ave NE, Salem, Oregon between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
This notice is available on the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s website at www.marionswcd.net and will be published one time in the Statesmen Journal newspaper under public notices.
Published on Marion SWCD Website May 6, 2016.

For more information about the annual budget committee meeting, contact the district office at (503) 391-9927 or send email to office@marionswcd.net.



Read the Latest Edition of the Insider


Click here to read the Marion SWCD Insider May 2016 Edition

To read previous issues of the Insider, visit our Newsletter Page here

 Winners of the 2016 Mural Competition Announced!

View all the entries for this year’s competitions here on our Mural Contest page

Forest Ridge Elementary Sara Haver's Class Beginner B

Forest Ridge Elementary Sara Haver’s Class Beginner B

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Workshop: Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture and Wildlife

2016 Oregon Ecological Forestry Workshop

Join Northwest Natural Resource Group from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Miller Woods, 15580 Orchard View Road, McMinnville 97128 for their workshop, Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture and Wildlife.

The workshop will cover:

  • Forest dynamics
  • Forest health
  • Young stand management
  • Uneven-aged management
  • Hardwood management
  • Habitat needs of keystone PNW species
  • Maintaining & enhancing wildlife habitat
  • Incorporating wildlife habitat enhancements into forest management practices

For more information, visit http://nnrg.org/ecological-forestry-101-intro-to-silviculture-and-wildlife/

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.

 Wondering when a meeting, event or activity is happening at the district?

Check out our calendar for listings for time and dates.

Visit our “Conservation In The Newspage to read our blog and see what is happening with the district.

There you will find our newsletter, The Conservation Insider and information about upcoming classes and workshops.





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