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Agricultural Channel Maintenance Bill Update:

Document about HB 2437 now available for distribution

In August, House Bill 2437, an agricultural channel maintenance bill, was signed into law. It introduces a simpler regulatory process to remove sediment from seasonally dry, traditionally maintained ditches and streams (channels) that promote agricultural drainage. In cases where a new permit is required, this new approach instead creates a notice-based process for landowners. To assist agricultural partners and landowners, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Department of State Lands, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have created an informational document to highlight what HB 2437 is, what it does, and what it doesn’t do, as well as looking ahead at implementing HB 2437.

Please share this document with interested parties.
Annual Meeting: February 26 @ 6 PM
Keizer Community Center – REGISTER

Board Meeting: Feb. 5 @ 7 PM
Meetings are at the Marion SWCD Office and are open to the public.

Join Marion SWCD Staff and local experts at any of the 2 Remaining First Friday events: REGISTRATION

February 7 – Winter Twig ID

March 6 – Composting on your Land: Backyard Focus

Bird House Workshop
February 8, 2020 9:00-11:00 am

Participants must REGISTER HERE for this workshop and should bring $10 cash/check for Salem Audubon Society the day of the workshop. 

Join Marion Soil & Water Conservation District and Salem Audubon Society for a morning of habitat building.  Participants will be introduced to topics like cavity nesting birds of the Willamette Valley, threats these birds face, types of nest boxes (bird house) and their placement. 

Each participant will construct a nest box to take home.  Space is limited to the first 25 participants. We look forward to hosting you at this educational workshop. For more information please call the Marion SWCD office at 503.391.9927 or visit Salem Audubon Society website

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