Salem Saturday Market

May 18, 9am-3pm—Native & Invasive Plants

June 15, 9am-3pm—Pollinators

July 20, 9am-3pm—Kids in Nature

Marion SWCD staff will be at market sharing educational information and providing family friendly fun!  Stop by and say hello!

Keeping Your Home and Property Safe from Wildfire – Marion County workshop

Stayton Fire Station

1988 West Ida Street
StaytonOR 97383

Wed, Jun 5, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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The Whitewater fire in 2017 and the Santiam Park fire in March of 2019 may make landowners and residents nervous about the upcoming dry weather of summer.  We live in a fire-prone environment, but there are effective practices for minimizing impacts of fire in your neighborhood. Are you and your community prepared for wildfire? Do you want to know how you can give your home and property the best chance to survive it?

To learn more, attend the upcoming workshop for landowners and residents: “Keeping Your Home and Property Safe from Wildfire”, June 5, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm at the Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St., Stayton, OR.

The session will be led by OSU Extension Forester Glenn Ahrens, joined by representatives from Oregon Department of Forestry, the local Fire Department, and the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Presentation, discussion, and reference material will cover:

  • Fire-wise practices for creating defensible space around homes and buildings.
  • Thinning, pruning, and groundcover management practices to reduce fire hazards in woodlands.
  • Community Wildfire Protection Planning for neighborhoods.
  • Making a plan for your family to escape in the case of wildfire
  • Sources of assistance for assessing risk, planning and implementing fuels reduction and other treatments to reduce hazards.
  • Sources of financial assistance and cost-sharing opportunities for fuels reduction.

The workshop is free, but space is limited so registration is required. Register online.

Film Screening & Community Consultation with Wisdom of the Elders, Inc.

June 17, 6-8pm

Northern Lights Theatre Pub

Join Rose High-Bear for an opportunity to gain a greater awareness and understanding of Oregon Tribes, their perspectives on the changing environment and their rich cultural arts.  There is no charge for this program, space is limited and registration is required at Event Brite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-and-community-consultation-with-wisdom-of-the-elders-inc-tickets-59190109210. This program is sponsored by Marion SWCD & Mid-Willamette Outreach Group.

Englewood Forest Festival

August 10, 11am-5pm

Englewood Park, 1260 19th Street NE