May 10, 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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President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm. Present were: Bob Roth, Victor Dodier, Ed Emrick, Gail Simmons, Robin Straughan, Roger Heusser, Susan Kephart, and John Savage.
Bob Roth announced his resignation due to expected sharp cutbacks in funding for the Salem/Keizer Watershed Councils. Bob is taking a volunteer coordinator job in Tigard. Expected funding for the local Watershed Councils for 2005-2007 is $29,000 to $52,000. For comparison, the Salem/Keizer Councils received about $120,000 for 2003-2005. The Board discussed different courses of action to sustain the Council and its work.
The Council will hold its annual meeting on June 14, 7 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Pringle Creek Hall. Victor will find speakers for the evening.
On June 18, the Council will sponsor an ivy removal and general clean-up at the Salem Hospital restoration site. Roger Heusser will organize the event.
John Savage will bring Judy Forest to the next meeting to discuss the proposed ivy pull at the Deepwood Estate in the fall.
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.