Plant Propagation Workshop

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Fishing the Luckiamute: A Suds and Science Event!

151008_Suds and Science flyer_Nov19_vh2 (2)Come hear Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Biologist Karen Hans, from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, talk151008_Suds and Science flyer_Nov19_v2 (12) about the status of salmonids and fishing in the Luckiamute Watershed, while enjoying some excellent, locally sourced food, beer, wine and spirits* in the heart of downtown Independence!

Details at or Suds and Science Flyer.

Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 7:00pm — 8:30pm
Location: The Three Legged Dog, 250 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351


* Food, beer, wine and spirits available for purchase!

Help track Carex Pendula (Hanging/Weeping/Drooping Sedge)

Carex-pendula-totalHelp to build a better understanding of the geographic distribution of Carex pendula!
Submit observations and/or data concerning naturalized populations in Oregon to one or more of the following:
• Oregon Invasives Hotline -

• iMapInvasvies Oregon –

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Background information:
Carex pendula is a clump-forming, perennial sedge. It grows in full to partial shade in moist soils and has long, drooping inflorescences. Please see below for additional identification resources as there are similar native species. C. pendula is known to affect wetlands, streamsides, roadsides, and adjacent forested habitats in Oregon.
It has been designated as an “A” species in the City of Portland’s Portland Plant List and has recently been nominated for noxious weed status in the State of Oregon. Oregon infestations are known from several watersheds in the Portland metro area as well as in Jackson and Benton counties ( Riparian areas across Oregon are at risk according to a recent USDA weed risk assessment.

See Carex Pendula call for observations for more information.

November 18th Board Meeting


The Polk Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its NOVEMBER Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 6pm at the USDA Service Center: 580 Main Street, Suite A, Dallas, OR.  The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you need other accommodations please contact Tom Wilson, District Clerk, at 503-623-9680 x 5.

UPRIVER – A film by Freshwater Illustrated

151008_UPRIVER flyer_Oct28Luckiamute Watershed Council & WOU Environmental Club present a film for the Willamette!


Date: October 28, 2015
Time: 6:30pm — 8:00pm
Location: WOU Auditorium ITC 211
Admission is FREE!

Details at

Join us for a special viewing of UPRIVER, a film that tells the story of how people from all walks of life are working together to restore the health of the Willamette River.

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