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Pringle Creek
Watershed Council


Tuesday, November 12, 2002

6:30 PM

Leslie Middle School Media Center
3850 Pringle Rd SE  


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review

Nominations for Board

Work Group Discussions

Fairview Mitigation Wetlands - Jeanne Fromm

Watershed Coordinators Report - Bob Roth

OWEB Council Support Grant workplan / Follow-up to Watershed Council Assessment - Bob Roth

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. 

The Pringle Creek Watershed Council is a nonprofit association representing watershed residents, businesses, schools, neighborhood associations, government, the scientific community and environmental organizations.

Pringle Creek Watershed Council
6:30 PM Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Leslie Middle School Media Center
3850 Pringle Rd. SE

Welcome, Introductions and Agenda Review

Nominations for Board

Victor Dodier recommended John Savage as nominee for board member. There is still a need for a rep from the Morningside Neighborhood Association.

City of Salem

Alan Pennington made a brief report.

  • Not all of the 44 acre Fairview Mitigation Wetlands is working the way it should. There are many possibilities for restoration projects, field studies and scientific projects.
  • Roger's project- Great Job!
  • The annual cleanup of all the city's creeks was completed by city crews. 28,000 lbs of stuff removed.
  • The Ecos group made up of Willamette University students is putting signs on storm drains.
  • Great turnout at the October Cannery Park cleanup. The Bioswale is operating now and treating parking lot runoff.
  • Willamette students in David Craig's class are working on a restoration project at Deepwood Estate.

Watershed Coordinator's Report

Bob Roth covered a number of items:

  • Bring Water Home Conference in Albany. Focused on encouraging sustainable behavior, outreach and education.
  • Meeting with other watersheds, city and county to discuss controlling mosquitoes (West Nile Virus).
  • Combined Watershed Assessment is going to the printer.
  • Putting together a grant to obtain money to continue funding the watershed coordinator position. OWEB has identified 5 things that they want addressed in grant application for funding. Need information on projects that PCWC was involved with before Bob came. Victor asked Wendy to work with Bob and list the various projects.
  • OWEB conference in Redmond.
  • Crystal Burgoyne is working with Willamette students to think of ideas for Senior Projects that will involve high school students.
  • Update on SEP project at Bush's Pasture Park. DEQ needs construction grade plans by May 31, 2003. The city can't become involved until plans are made. PCWC has been asked to hire a consultant to draw up the plans and pay for that service with SEP funds. City of Salem and Sumco want to have input on the hiring of the consultant. Bob checked and discovered that permits will not be required because of the location of the proposed bioswale. There were concerns about consequences of running the money through the city, and questions about responsibility for decision making. Victor deferred the matter until December.

Work Group Discussions

Respectfully Submitted,

Anne Taylor


  • Alan Pennington
  • Matthew Hale
  • Wendy Kroger
  • Ryan Kinnett
  • Anne Taylor
  • Bob Roth
  • Robin Straughan
  • Adam Matot
  • middleschool students
  • Jackie Main
  • Bob Lindsey
  • Bill Warnicke
  • Larry Nasset
  • Crystal Burgoyne
  • Victor Dodier
  • Roger Heusser

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