Marion Soil and Water Conservation District

Helping Marion County, Oregon with conservation assistance since 1971!

Education Committee Meeting: September 23 @ 11 AM  – Agenda

NEW PROGRAM : Cover Crops

  •  This is a start-up program, limited funds available, first come, first served.

  • 2 page application required with field photo and copy of soils map.

  • You can receive $30-70/acre depending on your planting methods; (no till =$50, conventional drill = $40, broadcast =$30)

  • You can receive an extra $10/acre for early planting (Before Oct 31) and an extra $10 for using a multi-species mix.

  • Paid 75% when planting is finished, remaining 25% paid at crop termination

  • Applications accepted starting August 1, 2019 until October 29, 2019.

Contact Marion SWCD for more information @ 503-391-9927



Protecting Your Home & Property from Wildfire Workshops
October 5, 9-11:30 am for homeowner’s & small properties

1-3:30 pm for larger properties

Oregon Gardens, NREC building
Silverton Fire Prep Flyer

Soil Health Workshop:

November 6, 12:30-5:00pm

Chemeketa Eola Campus West Salem OR

Attendees will learn how to navigate the web soil survey, learn the latest soil research in our area and discuss making soil testing a tool that works. Workshop cost $20 registration at

For more information please call 503.391.9927 ext. 334
Thanks to our amazing sponsors Pratum Coop and Wilco.

First Fridays (December-March from 9 – 10:30am)
Marion SWCD Office (338 Hawthorne Ave NE)
Join Marion SWCD Staff and subject matter experts at any of the 4 First Friday events. We are excited to share coffee, donuts and information with you! Visit our website for more information and to register.

  • December 6-Irrigation Efficiency
  • January 3-Pond Maintenance with the Water Master
  • February 7-Winter Twig ID
  • March 6-Composting on your Land

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