Watershed Coordinator Work Plan (coming soon)
Glenn-Gibson, Claggett and Mill Creek watershed
councils jointly developed an assessment of the
watersheds in Salem and Keizer. The watershed
assessment provides current and historic information
on the physical, biological and cultural landscape in
the four watersheds. It is a clear picture of the
condition and health of the watersheds as of 2002.
The watershed assessment has two
purposes. First, it helps council members understand
how their watersheds function at an ecological level.
This means bringing together all the pieces of the
watershed puzzle by explaining all the
different functions of a watershed and how these
functions interrelate. Second, the assessment
provides information to both council members and
members of the community.
The watershed assessment is a living
document. The watershed councils will add
information to this document as it is collected and
analyzed by the watershed councils, other volunteer
organizations, government agencies, schools and
universities and other organizations.
Liberty Elementary School
Bioswale CleanUp (January 22, 2006)
The city requires detention basins
in new developments. Detention basins slow the water
run-off from roofs, driveways, parking lots and
streets. They keep streams from flooding during heavy
Detention basins are often fenced
They can be an asset for adjacent
property owners. Pringle Creek Watershed Council
teamed up with the Archibalds who own one and the
city of Salem to show what can be done.
Pringle Park / School For the
Pringle Ponderosa Pines
Volunteers retrieved 16 Ponderosa
Pines seedlings from the South Commercial Street
right of way. These young pine trees were wintered
over in pots at a local nursery.
In October 2001, volunteers
transplanted the 16 trees into a small grove on Minto