Water quality town hall topic

February, 2016 Posted in Community, News

Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Ag Water Quality Management Plan and the Mill Creek Focus Area Project Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia St.

All agricultural and rural landowners, agricultural operators and streamside landowners in the Mill Creek Watershed area are invited to attend. An RSVP is requested, but walk-ins will be welcome.

The meeting will be led by district program coordinator Brenda Sanchez, who will discuss cost-share and incentive programs for agricultural water quality management.

District invasive plant specialist Jenny Meisel, will provide information on invasive plants in the watershed.

Free well-water testing for nitrate levels will be provided by Oregon State University’s Extension Service. Participants should bring a half cup of untreated well water in a clean, water-tight container to be tested.

Special guest North Santiam Watershed Council Coordinator Rebecca McCoun, will be on hand to discuss the services available to the Mill Creek and Pringle Creek Watersheds now that the two have become part of the council.

Snacks and refreshments will be available. Door prizes will be awarded.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Brenda Sanchez, Soil, Water and Riparian Specialist, at 503-391-9927 or send email to Brenda.sanchez@marionswcd.net.

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