March 8, 2005
AGENDA / MINUTES
This is an open meeting. The public which lives, works, and recreates in the watershed is encouraged to attend.
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Creek Watershed Council Minutes: March 8, 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, Kerry Timberlake, and John Savage.
The Council discussed spring and early summer projects. On April 14, Alan Pennington will speak about watershed basics at the Straub Environmental Learning Center. On May 7, the Council will sponsor an ivy pull and native plant replanting at Woodmansee Park. The Council decided not to sponsor a booth at the Oregon Gardens for Earth Day.
The Council discussed possible projects to fulfill a Master Watershed Steward requirement for a recent graduate of the Watershed Stewardship Education program.
Mary Parks is no longer working on the invasive weed sign project.
Roger Heusser gave an update on the Salem Hospital restoration projects. Last year, Boy Scouts cleared out weeds and brush from the South Side of the Creek. Roger will be organizing a project in fall to remove weeds and plant native plants.
Bob Roth will look into whether we need to begin watering the restoration site at Woodmansee Park. Bob also reported that the Luckiamute Watershed Council will be joining the Salem/Keizer Urban Watershed Council.
Victor Dodier will be revamping the Council's website so that citizens can send in comments and complaints.
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.