January 11, 2005
AGENDA / MINUTES
This is an open meeting. The public which lives, works, and recreates in the watershed is encouraged to attend.
Council Core Values:
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President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm. Present were: Bob Roth, Victor Dodier, Ed Emrick, Robin Rigoli, Mary Parks, Gail Simmons, Susan Kephart, and John Savage.
The Board discussed its spring projects and programs. The Board agreed to sponsor a planting at Woodmansee Park in late February and participate in a cleanup of the Kroger Park Bioswale in early March. Susan Kephart and John Savage will organize an April event to coincide with Susan's Earthwatch project.
Bob Roth gave a status report on the possible donation of a 20 acre site near the Labish Ditch to the Claggett Creek Watershed Council.
Bob also gave an update on the I-5 widening project between the Santiam Exchange and Kuebler Boulevard. Two forks of Pringle Creek are affected. The Council will need to appoint a lead on the project.
Mary Parks is working with a designer to develop two interpretive signs about invasive weeds for placement in Bush Park and another Salem park.
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
The Pringle Creek Watershed Council is a nonprofit association representing watershed residents, businesses, schools, neighborhood associations, government, the scientific community and environmental organizations.