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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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Watershed Council Minutes: May 11, 2004
President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm. Present were: Robin Straughan, Alan Pennington, Victor Dodier, Roger Heusser, Bob Roth, and John Savage.
Alan Pennington reported on City of Salem news. The City eliminated funding for this budget year for phase II of the three-phase riparian restoration project approved by the City three years ago. Victor will work with the heads of the other Salem-Keizer Watershed Councils to send a letter to Peter Fernandez asking how the Public Works Department plans to support riparian restoration.
Alan reported that Cannery Park is doing well, but needs weeding, lopping, and brushing. Alan will organize a night work party in June. The Salem's Public Works Department will host a Public Works Day at Woodmansee Park from 11 am to 1 pm on June 24.
Bob Roth discussed the Court order telling NOAA to count hatchery fish when measuring fish populations. Bob reported that fewer people attended Earth Day at the Oregon Gardens this year as compared to last year, and said that the local Councils should assess whether to participate in next year's event. Bob is helping organize a workshop presentation on innovative watershed technologies for an open house sponsored by Sustainable Fairview, LLC. No date has been set for the open house. Bob has sold about $200 of Plantskydd at various events.
Robin Straughan reported that the City awarded a grant to the Council for the invasive weed proposal. Work will begin as soon as the contract with the City is signed, and presentations to local groups are targeted for late summer or early fall. Robin also will compile and help distribute a quarterly events calendar for the Council.
The Council will holds its Annual Meeting on June 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Pringle Hall. Victor Dodier will ask Willamette professor Susan Kephart, and students taught by Adam Matot, Mike Weddle, and Ryan Kinnett to make presentations on their restoration projects. Council members will provide goodies.
The Council discussed sponsoring a "Watersheds 101" program for early fall.
Roger Heusser is spending about two to three hours a week watering and weeding at the Salem Hospital restoration site. Victor and Alan will take over duties while Roger is on vacation.
The next Council meeting is Tuesday, June 8, at 7:00 pm at Pringle Hall.
Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.