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Tuesday, October 12, 2004 -
6:30 PM
to 8:15 PM

Leslie Middle School Media Center
3850 Pringle Rd SE  


Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review

(5 min.)
Watershed Self-evaluations - Bob Roth

(45 min)
Base Building - Alan Pennington

(10 min)

Additional items will be added to the agenda as the meeting date approaches
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: October 12, 2004

President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Present were: Alan Pennington, Aaron Pennington, Bob Roth, Robin Straughan, Victor Dodier, Roger Heusser, Ed Emrick, Jeff Crook, Gail Simmons, and John Savage.

Bob Roth reported on the Sustainable Fairview open house and Innovative Watershed Technologies Forum on October 8 and 9. Few persons showed on Friday. Saturday had a good turn out. According to Bob, the weed-eating goat "Strider" was a hit with attendees. One of the vendors donated two weed wrenches to the Council.

Bob led a Council discussion of the 2005–2007 Watershed Coordinator work plan and the Watershed Council action plans for self-improvement. The Council agreed that its three areas of priority are critical watershed improvements, public education, and volunteer recruitment. Bob will draft an action list for Council review before submitting the work plan and improvement plans to OWEB.

Alan Pennington reported that he had been in contact with a Willamette University environmental club that is more than willing to help out on projects. Alan said that he will serve as a liaison with student and teacher groups to get the word out about Council projects.

Victor Dodier raised the idea of videotaping Pringle Creek as a reference and education tool. Victor will explore the idea with the City.

The Council will hold its November 9 board meeting at the Pringle Creek Community Hall. The meeting will follow a 6 pm presentation on the stream cleanup program. Alan P. urged that Council members each bring one guest to the meeting.

At 7 pm on Monday, October 18, Scott Eden will make a presentation about invasive weeds at the new Straub Environmental Learning Center.

On October 23, the Council will sponsor a Make-A-Difference-Day event to remove ivy, plant native plants, and lay a mulch trail at Woodmansee Park. The work starts at 9 am. Robin Straughan agreed to advise on the design and content of an interpretive sign at the Park.

On November 21, in the afternoon, Susan Kephart and Suzanne Torre will lead a planting work party at the Fairview Mitigated Wetlands site.

Roger Heusser reported that the Eagle Scout project to remove weeds and plant native plant on the Salem Hospital ground across from the Roger Heusser Memorial restoration site was progressing nicely.

Robin Straughan reported that we are entering phase II of the invasive weed project. Robin will be soliciting comments on the design and content of park signs about invasive weeds.

Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.

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