Streambank Erosion Control Workshop (Tualatian SWCD)

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Hosted by the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District and the Tualatin River Watershed Council.


Clean Water Services building, 770 S 1st Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Come learn from leaders in the field why streambanks erode over time and what you can do about it! Please help us spread the word through your website or social media, and feel free to invite landowners you work with who are facing erosion control issues. This workshop is specifically designed for them!

FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! You can register by calling Jen at 503-648-3174 at extension 121, emailing with the subject Erosion Workshop Registration, or visiting the website at



  • Check-in starts at 8:45am
  • The Mechanics of Streambank Erosion with Colin Thorne, Chair of Physical Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Knottingham
  • Engineered Solutions for Streambank Erosion with Janine Castro, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Portland State University
  • Panel Discussion on Regulations and Permitting Process
  • Tualatin River Watershed Council Culvert Surveys
  • Riparian Restoration and Streambank Erosion

Registration priority will be given to streamside landowners with erosion concerns if registration exceeds 50 participants. Please provide adequate contact information so that we can confirm your registration.

Polk County Extension Service Quarterly Meeting

Meet and hear about some of the ways OSU Extension Service is working for you and other residents of Polk County. The OSU Polk County Extension Service District Quarterly Meetings will provide financial updates on the Tax District and feature area extension faculty serving Polk County.

This event is Free and open to the Public. For more information see the flyer (Click Here)

Wednesday April 23rd from 12:30 – 2:30 P.M.
OSU Polk County Extension Office Confrence Room – 289 E Ellendale, Suite 301, Dallas, OR
Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 503-623-8395

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

The first nationwide Wildfire Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 3, 2014.  $10,000 in funding is available for neighborhood projects through a grant provided by State Farm.

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Visit for all the details and use the hashtag for updates.

Transitioning Farmers Network – Apply by April 10th

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Click this link TFN Press Release 2104_FINAL for the full information!

Contact: Sarah Brown, Education Director, Oregon Tilth, 503-779-6557,

“Beginning in April, Oregon growers who are transitioning to organic production will have their own network for guidance and information. Oregon Tilth’s Transitioning Farmer Network will provide tools, training, and technical assistance for farmers in transition, and those adding organic acreage or diversifying production. The Network will provide consultation with organic specialists, advice from experienced organic producers, and a forum to exchange ideas with other transitioning farmers.”

“The Transitioning Farmer Network will help farmers address these challenges while they grow successful organic enterprises. Members will get one-on-one help planning and managing transition or expansion, and they can ask questions and share experiences on the Network listserv. The Network will include a diverse group of experts, including Oregon Tilth staff, specialists from OSU’s Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, and experienced farmers who will serve as mentors and guides. Members will also learn how to access USDA resources such as CSP and EQIP that can provide valuable financial and technical assistance.
TO APPLY The Transitioning Farmer Network is open to Oregon farmers who are in transition, planning to transition this year, expanding organic acreage, or diversifying their organic enterprises. Applicants should have been in production for at least five years. The 2014 cohort will be limited to producers of horticultural and agronomic crops. There is no fee to join but there is limited space. Interested farmers can fill out an application at: The deadline to apply is April 10, 2014.”