April 12, 2005
AGENDA / MINUTES
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Creek Watershed Council Minutes: April 12, 2005
President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm. Present were: Bob Roth, Victor Dodier, Ed Emrick, Gail Simmons, Robin Straughan, Dave Furr, Roger Heusser, Keith Bondaug, Laura Lockwood McCall, and John Savage.
Robin Straughan said that the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District is getting many calls from gardening groups and others to schedule the invasive weed program. Robin also reported on her recent talk at a senior center.
Ed Emrick reported that Salem Public Works is hosting its first biannual meeting with Watershed Councils to discuss major city issues. The meeting is scheduled for April 28 at 6:30 pm at Pringle Hall.
Bob Roth is preparing an update to the combined watershed assessment and asked the group to send him any recent reports to incorporate into the update.
Bob also handed out the limiting factors analysis for the Willamette River Sub-basin. The Oregon Water Enhancement Board is giving priority to projects that address the limiting factors for a waterway.
On May 7, the Council will sponsor an ivy pull and native plant replanting at Woodmansee Park. Bob reported there was $560 in grant money available to buy native plants. Bob is also seeking help to design an interpretive sign for the restored area.
On April 14 at 7 pm, Alan Pennington will speak about watershed basics at the Straub Environmental Learning Center, 1320 A Street NE.
May 20 is Salem Public Works Day.
On June 11, the Council will cut brush, remove trash, and remove ivy at the Salem Hospital restoration site. Roger Heusser will organize the event.
The Council agreed to sponsor an ivy pull at the Deepwood Estate in the fall.
David Furr reported on a restoration project in the Claggett Creek area. He will work with Bob Roth and the Claggett Creek Council.
Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.
Thank you also to ...
News ... The city of Salem built a fish ladder on Pringle Creek. It's located where Commercial Street and the Boise Cascade building cross Pringle Creek. If you missed it, read the July 11th Statesman Journal article about the project.
Wetlands have dollars and cents values,
too. See The
Oregonian March 3, 2004
article Johnson Creek study puts price on benefits
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