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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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Creek Watershed Council Minutes: September 14, 2004
President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:38 pm. Present were: Al White, Chip Andrus, Bob Roth, Robin Straughan, Victor Dodier, Roger Heusser, Susan Kephart, Ed Emrick, Charles Redon, Chris Fleming, John Savage, and two other guests.
Al White handed out a list of Oregon Watersheds' projects on Pringle Creek. They include wetlands mitigation projects at an Edwards Avenue development, ivy removal at Bush Park, and macroinvertebrate sampling near the Fairview Training Center.
Chip Andrus reported on his city-funded assessment of habitat restoration opportunities along Pringle Creek. He will produce a ranked list of restoration projects in several months.
Ed Emrick gave an update on activity at the Fairview Mitigated Wetlands site. To date, 33 acres have been successfully mitigated; an additional 2.5 acres is planned. New on-site development by Yamasa and Cascade Development will require off-site mitigation of about 7 acres. This winter, Ed will be writing a master plan for remedial actions at the site.
Chris Fleming and fellow scout Marcus discussed their Eagle Scout project to remove weeds and plant native plants at the Salem Hospital Grounds (across the creek from the Roger Heusser Memorial restoration site). Chris and Marcus will complete the project in September.
On September 28, at the Salem Library, Alan Pennington will give a talk on watershed basics. Victor will talk about the Council and upcoming events after Alan's talk. Robin will set up brochures and display materials provided by Bob Roth for the event. Bob will handle publicity for the talk.
On October 23, the Council will sponsor a Make-A-Difference-Day event to remove ivy and plant native plants at Woodmansee Park. Bob is planning to submit a grant to the City of Salem to cover the cost of plants and mulch materials for the trail at Woodmansee.
The Innovative Watershed Technologies Forum is on for October 8 and 9 at the Fairview Training site. The Forum is being held in conjunction with a Sustainable Fairview Open House. There will be technical presentations on pervious concrete, storm water filtering, and green roofs, among other technologies. Also, Bob Roth will hawk Plantskydd.
Robin Straughan updated the Council on the urban weed management campaign. To date, Robin and her cohorts have handed out 1,000 brochures and 4,000 bookmarks, and made two presentations. Presentations are planned for two more neighborhood association meetings and a public event sponsored by the Native Plant Society (October 18, 7 pm, at the Straub Environmental Learning Center). Contact Robin with other groups interested in presentations or brochures.
Susan Kephart reported that two Willamette groups will plant camas at the Fairview restoration site on October 9 and 12. Another planting is tentatively scheduled for October 10.
On October 9, the OSU Extension Service is offering a field trip for the general public to learn about Willamette Valley plant communities and restoration in riparian areas. To register, call Karen Buell at 503-566-2906.
Council members will fill out evaluation forms about Council activities and return to Bob before the October meeting.
Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.