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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

Manure Anyone?

   PLANNING A GARDEN?  WANT TO ENRICH YOUR SOIL?  Maybe its time to add some nutrients to your soil with some “black gold” aka MANURE. We have done the work for you and rounded up a list of local farmers and ranchers who are willing to share (freely) the excess manure their livestock has gifted them with. Turn to our Manure Exchange Service listing to find a supplier nearest you!  Simply give them a call to arrange pick-up (date and time convenient to you both).  Your garden/or farm will thank you!  This is a free, goodwill community network project.  No guarantees or endorsements apply.

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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


Salem No Ivy Coalition

A No Ivy Coalition has formed in Salem to help control and remove English ivy. An ivy pull is scheduled for November 22, 2015 at Fairmount Park in Salem.  Volunteers are needed for these events.  Please contact Tibby Larson with the City of Salem to register for this event 503-589-2197 and check out the No Ivy Coalition Facebook page

Ambre Energy selling Oregon, Washington coal export terminals amid coal price slump

Ambre's board has approved the $18 million deal to Resource Capital Funds, most of which will pay off debt.

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