Marion Soil and Water Conservation District

Helping Marion County, Oregon with conservation assistance since 1971!

NEW PROGRAM : Cover Crops

Cover Crop Program funds are very limited now.  Please contact a SWCD planner first to determine if there are enough funds remaining for your application.  


Program Committee Meeting: Wednesday 10/16/19 @ 3 PM
Education Committee Meeting: Monday 10/21/19 @ 11 AM
Board Meeting: Wednesday 11/6/19 @ 6 PM

All SWCD Budget, Board and Committee Meetings are open to the public.  

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!

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

Marion SWCD is an equal opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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