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Tuesday, January 13, 2004
6:30 PM
to 8:00 PM

Leslie Middle School Media Center
3850 Pringle Rd SE  


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review

(5 min.)
Pringle Creek Fish Ladder Project Update- Ken Roley

(15 min)
PCWC Committee Reports:
  • Membership - John Savage
  • Organization - Victor Dodier
  • Projects - Roger Heusser

(10 min)
Watershed Coordinator's Report:

Bob Roth

(20 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: January 13, 2004

President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm. Present were: Susan Kephart, Robin Straughan, Bob Roth, Alan Pennington, Victor Dodier, Roger Heusser, Ken Roley, and John Savage.

Susan Kephart reported that the City of Salem awarded $7,500 for a proposal submitted by Susan and Suzie Torre, one of her students, for a research project at the Fairview Mitigation Wetlands. Susan, Suzie, and other Willamette students will survey the pollinators and flora at the Wetlands site – using Bush Park as a control site – plant native plants, and then resurvey to gauge the increase in pollinator and plant diversity. Susan will be looking to the Council and other groups for volunteers.

Ken Roley gave an update on the completed Pringle Creek fish ladder project. Ken focused his presentation on project design, permit requirements, and other project challenges. Ken also reported on upcoming projects, including the development of a management plan in response to the TMDL requirements for Pringle Creek and the installation of flow water quality monitoring equipment on Mill Creek and Pringle Creek.

Alan Pennington reported on four items. One, the City Council will take additional testimony on the draft wetlands ordinance on February 9. Two, Oregon Gardens will host an Earth Day event on April 17. Three, on January 14, there will be a presentation to Adopt A Stream teachers about macro-invertebrate identification. Four, the City's natural resource staff will be split into two groups, one group going to Public Works, the remaining group staying with Community Development.

Victor Dodier reminded members to send him notices of upcoming events.

Bob Roth reported on four items. One, he is looking into whether the piled-up snow in the Bush Park parking lot is a threat to stream water quality. Two, he discussed the Mill Creek industrial site. Three, the Natural Resource Conservation Service is sponsoring a work party to restore the Oak savannah in Aumsville on January 31. Four, the Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a native plant sale on February 20 and 21.

Robin Straughan reported that Soil and Water Conservation District, with the Willamette University biology department and the local chapter of the Native Plant Society, is hosting a workshop on gardening with native plants on the morning of January 31 in the Paulus room at the Willamette University law school.

The next Council meeting is Tuesday, February 10, at 6:30 pm at Leslie Middle School.

Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.

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