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Pringle Creek Watershed Council

Tuesday, December 12, 2000 6:30 PM
The Plaza Room
Salem Public Library   

Tentative AGENDA

Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review (5 minutes)

Approval of Last Month's Minutes (5 minutes)

Comments from the Public (5 minutes)

City of Salem Reports (15 minutes)

Watershed Coordinator's Report (15 minutes)

Proposed Fish Habitat Improvement Project (20 minutes)

Action Items: (10 minutes)

  • Erosion Prevention Program Letter
  • Future Meeting Location

Watershed Council Reports (20 minutes)

Watershed Council Project Updates (15 minutes)   

Old and New Business (5 minutes)

Watershed Concerns (10 minutes)

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

December 12, 2000


Twyla Smith – So Salem High School Lisa Hemesath – Coordinator Watershed Councils

Melinda Trask Pete Meuleveld- Boise Cascade

Jerry Eder Glenn Dolphin - resident

Alan Pennington – City of Salem Vern Faatz

Paula Jourdan- Sunnyslope NA Lydia Gutierrez-Judson M.S.

Kate Shelley Ron DeWilde- S-K Schools

Peter Scott – resident Liz Frances- Sunnyslope NA

Mike Sepull- SGNA Chip Andrus

Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review

Liz Frances opened the meeting for the absent President, Wendy Kroger.

Approval of Minutes:

Peter moved to approve November 14th meeting minutes and was seconded by Mike Sepull. They were unanimously approved. The meeting minutes for October were also approved.

City of Salem:

The City Green Plan, aerial photography of the city, will look at the tree canopy. It can be used as a standard to measure changes in the future.

January 8th the city will respond to the watershed assessment.

At the Home Show in January there will be an erosion control demonstration.

Lisa Hemesath – Coordinator Report

January 14th is the deadline for the Project Preventing Pollution – guidelines for SEP project.

She is seeking to find the full extent of the plans, and how complete they need to be written out to meet DEQ's requirements.

A Minto Brown tree planting day is being planned, probably involving a 5 to 6 acre section of a total 50 acre site.

Tina Nunez is looking for volunteers to help get historical data for Pringle Creek.

Need articles for the Fish Rapper.

Peter Scott – Report on Willamette Basin Ground Water Study

The report details wells throughout the basin. Peter gave the report to Lisa to keep on file.

Chip Andrus – Oregon Watershed's report on Fairview project

Slides were shown of instream habitats created by using logs. They hope to restore the habitat of trout and salmonids by creating complexity in the stream. Due to the fluctuation in storm water discharge, any logs or infrastructure in the stream will need to withstand these discharges. Trash racks will be established at the bottom end of the project. As this is a project on Pringle Creek, Chip invited PCWC to be part of it. Tree planting needs to be done especially at Leslie Middle School to help lower the temperature in the stream.

Mike asked if this project would really achieve their goals if the many barriers between Fairview and the Willamette River were not removed. Chip replied that trout have been found here so we know fish are getting up to this point.

Volunteer Street Tree Project:

A volunteer coordinator is needed through the Neighborhood Associations as well as watershed councils for tree planting along city streets. Liz agreed to write a letter addressed to the city's Construction and Maintenance Plan regarding the value of creating bioswales in median strips.

Old and New Business

Next meeting will be held at Leslie Middle School at 6:30PM., January 9, 2001.


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