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Four District Director Positions Are Up For Election

For more information about director’s responsibilities, open positions and director packets visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Latest Edition of the Insider

Click here to read the Marion SWCD Insider August 2016 Edition



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

Read Our Tumblr Blog

Click the link and visit our Tumblr blog for the latest in news and photos of district happenings,

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Come Join the Fun at the District’s 45th Annual Fall Meeting

2016 Annual Fall Meeting

The Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting its 45th Annual Fall Meeting from Saturday, Oct. 15, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at French Prairie Gardens, 17673 French Prairie Road NE, St. Paul. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.  Guests are asked to check-in and sign-up for door prizes upon arrival.

A buffet dinner will be served at 4:00 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and the awards presentation.

For more information, call (503) 391 – 9927 or send email to office@marionswcd.net.


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.





District Board to Meet Oct. 5

The Marion SWCD board will hold its monthly meeting in the Multnomah Conference Room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the district office located at 338 Hawthorne Ave. NE, Salem, 97301.

For a draft of the agenda, click here Oct. 2016 Agenda.

 Free Herbaceous Plant Workshop

Marion SWCD will be co-sponsoring a Herbaceous Plant Propagation workshop from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the City of Independence Event Center, 555 S. Main St, Independence. Other sponsors include Polk SWCD, Yamhill SWCD and Luckiamute Watershed Council.

The workshop will focus on raising herbaceous plants from seeds, cuttings and division. Experts will be available to answer questions.

Registration is required before Oct. 7. To register online visit www.luckiamutelwc.org/herbaceous-plant-propagation-workshop.html, call Marion SWCD at (503) 391 – 9927 or send email to office@marionswcd.net.



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.




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