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Summertime is here and we are excited to share our outreach efforts with you in the hope that we can see you in person or virtually … because who doesn’t love having a choice?  We are engaging our district folks with podcasts, lunch-and-learns, Saturday Market, and summer enrichment programs with school districts, and we’re wrapping up summer with Salmon Watch field trip planning. We love engaging our diverse audience in conservation topics and continue to provide opportunities based on feedback and open communication from you! The best places to visit to find out what workshops, classes, and events we’re involved in are our website www.marionswcd.net and our Facebook page (fun content too) @MarionConservationDistrict. 

We invite you to participate in the following summer outreach and education events:

Conservation Spotlight Podcast on KMUZ 3rd Wednesday of every month on 100.7 and 88.5 FM Willamette Wake Up, at 8 am and 6 pm


Saturday Market and Marion SWCD July 17—Native and Invasive Plants
Marion SWCD Staff will have a nonprofit booth at the Salem Saturday Market to engage visitors in conservation topics. See you there!

Lunch and Learn July 7 Noon via Zoom
“Invasive Plant Species” with Beth Myers-Shenai, ODA, will help the audience learn which plants are threatening water and terrestrial habitats in our district.
Click this registration link; the Zoom link will be emailed after you register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aquatic-lunch-learn-invasive-plant-species-tickets-145912585471

Salmon Watch
As schools open in fall, the spawning salmon return to their natal streams to build redds and create a new generation of awe-inspiring Pacific Northwest fish to add to the beauty of our connected ecosystem. The program involves students in four interactive/experiential learning stations: Salmon Biology, Riparian Habitat, Macroinvertebrates, and Water Quality. 

If you would like more information on the programs listed here or would like to contact the Natural Resource Educator, visit www.marionswcd.net or email jenny.ammon@marionswcd.net

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