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AGENDA / MINUTES
This is an open meeting. The public which lives, works, and recreates in the watershed is encouraged to attend.
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Watershed Council Minutes: April 13, 2004
President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm. Present were: Pat Smith, Chip Andrus, Bob Roth, Alan Pennington, Victor Dodier, Roger Heusser, Douglas Fitting, and John Savage.
Chip Andrus and Pat Smith reported on several Oregon Watersheds projects. Oregon Watersheds received a grant from the City of Salem to inventory restoration opportunities along Pringle Creek. Victor Dodier asked, to the extent possible, that Chip dovetail his work with the Council's channel habitat typing work. Chip will produce a final report on the restoration assessment in mid-Summer. Chip also gave a status report on the wetland mitigation project on Edwards Street.
Pat Smith reported that Oregon Watersheds is waiting to hear from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) on a grant application for the Loose Ends project. She also reported that Oregon Watersheds volunteers will cut down ivy in Bush Park.
Bob Roth reported that the City Council will hear testimony on whether to fund Willamette tributaries restoration work at an April 28 budget hearing. Bob urged the Council to testify in support of the line item. Several Council members will staff a booth on Earth Day at the Oregon Gardens. Bob also noted that the Watershed Stewardship program scheduled for September through December will focus on urban waterways and asked the Council to encourage volunteers to enroll. Bob is interviewing a person interested in serving as an intern.
Douglas Fitting, the Willamette Basin program representative from OWEB, discussed the fallout from the recent resignation of the OWEB Director.
Alan Pennington reported that the City Council passed the first phase of the Willamette Greenway ordinance. The wetlands ordinance is on hold.
Roger Heusser reported that the recently planted trees at the Salem Hospital restoration site are doing well. Roger has been diligently watering them.
Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.