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Tuesday, November 8, 2005 -
6:30 PM
to 8:00 PM

Leslie Middle School Media Center
3850 Pringle Rd SE
Salem, OR


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review

(5 min.)
New Members' Comments

(10 min)
Make-Difference Day Event - Wrap up / thank yous

(5 min)
Winter / Spring Project Ideas

(15 min)
Salem-Keizer Watershed Coordinating Grant - status report - Victor Dodier

(5 min)
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.
Pringle Creek Watershed Council Minutes:

Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Ed Emrick, Roger Heusser, Glenn Dolphin, Susan Kephart, Victor Dodier, and John Savage.

Victor reported that there was a great turnout for the Make-A-Difference day work party at the Salem Hospital Site. The Hospital provided $300 for native plants, and the City provided tools. Thanks to Roger Heusser for organizing the event and to Ryan Kinnett for recruiting student volunteers.

The Council brainstormed possible projects for the winter and early spring. Projects discussed include removing blackberry and thistle and planting camas at Fairview; removing weeds along the Woodmansee nature trail; shoring up the bank on the Mission Mill property; removing weeds at the Liberty School and Kroger Park bioswales; and refurbishing the bark trail at Fairview.

Victor will be submitting volunteer time forms to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to secure a $57,000 grant for the Salem-Keizer Watershed Councils. Money will be used to contract with the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District to provide administrative and technical support.

Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.

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