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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 6:30 PM

Leslie Middle School Media Center
3850 Pringle Rd SE   


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review

Approval of Last Month's Minutes

Comments from the Public

City of Salem Reports

Watershed Coordinator's Report

Presentation: Fairview Training Center by Friends of Marion County

Watershed Council Reports:

  • Watershed Council Education Day at the Legislature - Sue
  • Nature Preserve Inventory / Clean up - Paula
  • Cannery Park Clean up / Grant Application - Jerry
  • UPRR Photo Documentation - Peter

Action Items:

  • Land Trusts / Conservation Easements
  • Assessment History -- bring your reports
  • Earth Day at the Oregon Garden
  • Annual Meeting Planning - All
  • Bush Park Management Project - Susan
  • Middle Schools "Best Reaches" Project

Old and New Business

Other Watershed Concerns

This is an open meeting. The public which lives, works, and recreates in the watershed is encouraged to attend.

About Pringle Creek

Council Core Values: 

  • Stewardship of the Pringle Creek watershed as a natural entity in an urban environment; 
  • Sustaining Pringle and Clark Creeks as naturally occurring watercourses;
  • Preserving Pringle and Clark Creeks’ riparian corridors to support native plants and wildlife;
  • Improving water quality; and
  • Promoting public awareness and education on watershed issues. 

The Pringle Creek Watershed Council is a nonprofit association representing watershed residents, businesses, schools, neighborhood associations, government, the scientific community and environmental organizations.

Pringle Creek Watershed Council

Meeting Minutes

April 10, 2001


  • Tina Nunez
  • Peter Scott
  • Mike Sepull
  • Wendy Kroger
  • Ron DeWilde
  • Kate Shelley
  • Alan Pennington
  • Victor Dodier
  • Paula Jourdan
  • Susan Kephart
  • Liz Frances
  • John Taylor
  • Jannie Crossler-Laird
  • Twyla Smith
  • Welcome, Introduction & Agenda Review

    Wendy Kroger opened the meeting with introductions of all those present. The March Meeting Minutes were then approved.

    Treasurer Report

    Victor reported a deficit in spending for the “ Grass is Greener...” Forum. The board approved writing a check for the cost of the mailings to COG.

    City of Salem Reports

    • Alan Pennington reported good coverage in the newspaper regarding water conservation.
    • Earth Day – April 21st – will be at Oregon Gardens in Silverton. The time is 10AM to 4PM. Alan has an 8x10 table set aside for us to use.
    • Adopt A Stream was given $7500 worth of equipment from WET for teacher use.

    Watershed Coordinator's Report

    Tina Nunez stood in for Lisa who is on vacation. She reported that the Fish Chapter in the water assessment is finished. The Historical Chapter is being worked on by all the watersheds with the plans of completing it by the end of May. Other chapters nearing completion are the Water Quality Chapter, Riparian Chapter, and the Hydrology Chapter.

    Public Comments

    • Al White reported that he had checked with Boise Cascade regarding the washed out weir near their facility. The weir had a fish ladder made with gabions, which have since washed out. The city is aware of the problem and looking into it.
    • Al also commented on previous meeting minutes regarding the toxic substance found on a site near Fairview Training Center. He said the substance found was not toxic, but a non-friable asbestos. He handed out some literature regarding this substance and also gave us a website to check out. .
    • Al invited us to a tree planting at McKay High School on April 27th.

    Watershed Council Reports

    Watershed Council Day, State Capitol

    • Sue and Wendy spoke to several legislators on Watershed Education Day at the State Capitol. Wendy praised the nice display board Lisa put together for the urban watersheds.
    • Elaine and her students received a free banner from Pepsi – advertising for Pringle Creek Watersheds.
    • Wendy reported that lots of people from all over the state attended . She found the legislators more aware of who we are and interested in knowing the needs of watersheds.

    Nature Preserve:

    Wendy , Paula and Jeannie walked the site finding trash in the area, but being especially impressed with a large site of native Trillium.

    Cannery Park :

    22 people came and helped do mulching and maintenance, on March 24th. The city is applying to Parks to get this park fully developed.

    UP Railroad

    Peter took several pictures of the creek and riparian area that is next to the railroad, using ID locators on a map. He will take a second set of pictures after the next spraying occurs.

    Earth Day:

    Along with the literature at our table we will have a poster showing garbage pulled out of Pringle Creek last year on Clean Up Day. We plan to give prizes for best guesses on poundage of garbage.


    went before city council to let them know of future business involvement. DNO Garbage are delivering the pledge booklets.

    Assessment History:

    Wendy is looking for articles on Pringle Creek area. Ron, who has been delving into the topic, found little information at the State Library but several articles from the Statesman Journal.

    Annual Meeting –

    is coming up in June, with a special invitation to the public.

    Bush Park Management Project

    possible summer project for Willamette University students. They will check for native plants and how to protect them. Willamette students are also planning a “Best Reaches Project” with Judson and Leslie Middle Schools.

    John Taylor

    reported that Kay Baker was planning a visit to Liberty School to see their bioswale.

    The next meeting was set for May 8, 2001 6:30 PM at Leslie Middle School Media Center.

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