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Soil and water conservation presentation set

Brenda Sanchez, district manager of Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, will speak at the Silverton Lions Club meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N. Church St., Silverton. The presentation will include a brief history of soil and water conservation in Oregon and Marion County. Sanchez will give a detailed description of various […]

Saving steelhead – Project places log jams in Abiqua Creek

By James Day The Pudding River Watershed Council and a plethora of partners have completed a $500,000 project aimed at improving the survival rate of endangered steelhead on Abiqua Creek. The key piece of the puzzle was placing 12 “engineered log jams” on the creek on land owned by Weyerhaeuser, which also contributed the logs and boulders for the effort. […]