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Pringle Creek Watershed Council

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
6:30 PM
to 8:00 PM

Leslie Middle School Media Center
3850 Pringle Rd SE  


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review

(5 min.)
Possible PCWC Projects for 2004
(link to idea list)
(25 min)
PCWC Committee Reports:
  • Membership - John Savage
  • Organization - Victor Dodier
  • Projects - Roger Heusser

(10 min)
Old and New Business

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.
Pringle Creek Watershed Council Minutes: February 10, 2004

President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Present were: Susan Kephart, Robin Straughan, Alan Pennington, Victor Dodier, Roger Heusser, Charles Redon, and John Savage.

Charles Redon introduced himself as the new Watershed Education Coordinator for the OSU Extension Service. Charles discussed the Watershed Stewardship Education Program scheduled for this fall in Marion County. The program will place more stress on urban and suburban waterways. Charles also mentioned that the Extension Service has templates for community projects.

The Council discussed Alan Pennington's and Victor Dodier's list of possible Council projects for 2004. After a lengthy discussion, the Council agreed to sponsor the following projects for the year:

  1. Plant native plants – camas, larkspur, and checkermallow – at the Fairview Mitigation Wetland site in the spring and fall. Susan Kephart and Suzie Torres are organizing the first plantings for the afternoon of February 27 and February 29.
  2. Plant trees and remove ivy along the creek near the Salem Hospital. Roger Heusser will lead this project, tentatively scheduled for March 13.
  3. The Council will solicit volunteers for an Earth Day booth at the Oregon Gardens.
  4. Alan Pennington will organize a summer day event to mark storm drains.
  5. Alan also will organize a fall day event at Cannery Park.
  6. The Council will complete the description of habitat type along Pringle Creek.

Alan reported on the February 9 City Council hearing about the draft wetlands ordinance. Alan also reported about several Pringle Creek watershed projects. The City awarded a grant for a project to create an inventory of future watershed projects.

John Savage and Robin Straughan asked Council members for comments and suggestions about a proposed project to educate homeowners about invasive weeds and how to eradicate them.

The next Council meeting is Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 pm at Leslie Middle School.

Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.

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