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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

2014 Spring Newsletter

The District’s Spring edition of its Conservation Insider newsletter is ready to be viewed. Learn about the District and how it can help you.
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LAP Deadline Approaching!

Landowner Assistance Program Application Deadline is April 25th!

Please visit our Programs page for details if interested in applying for financial assistance to install conservation practices.

Seeking Budget Committee Members

The Marion SWCD is currently accepting applications for Budget Committee Members.

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Weed Workshop May 17

There will be a free weed workshop on Saturday, May 17 from 9am-2pm at the Stayton Community Center.  The workshop is open to the general public and will highlight a number of noxious weeds of concern.  Lunch will be provided for the first 50 registered participants.  Visit the North Santiam Watershed Council Website for more information and to register.

Salem No Ivy Coalition

A No Ivy Coalition has formed in Salem to help control and remove English ivy. Ivy pull events are scheduled for April 26, May 1, and May 13 at Minto-Brown Island City Park.  Volunteers are needed for these events.  Please contact Tibby Larson with the City of Salem to volunteer 503-589-2197 and check out the No Ivy Coalition Facebook page

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