September 2017 Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter, with information about the Agricultural Water Quality Management Area Plan, our new District Technician, and other updates!

September 2017 Newsletter

New Invader – Orange Hawkweed

Orange hawkweed (Hieracium auranticum) has been recently reported in Clatsop County. New to the county, this very aggressive and non-palatable noxious weed can quickly spread into native habitat, lawns, and pastures. Be on the lookout for this showy weed, because if left untreated, it can form dense monocultures that displace other vegetation. Please report sightings to our office and at this link: https://oregoninvasiveshotline.org/. For more information on identification and impact, check out this resource from the Oregon Department of Agriculture: orange hawkweed

NORP Volunteer Potting Parties

Supporters of CSWCD are invited to volunteer at upcoming Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership (NORP) potting parties. NORP provides coast specific native plant material for partners throughout the region, including CSWCD. As part of the partnership, we join with other partners and supporters during periodic volunteer events.

The next potting parties are:

Friday June 9th

Friday June 23rd

Friday July 14th

Please RSVP (so NORP knows how much pizza to order!) by registering through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/potting-party-days-tickets-32700771889. Invite anyone and everyone to come along!

The event will be from 9am to 3pm.  Please show up anytime within that time frame to lend a helping hand.  The event will occur rain or shine.  We will be undercover if it does rain. Bring gloves, water, and rain gear.

The address is 6820 Barracks Circle, Tillamook OR 97141.

Since the nursery is on OYA correctional facility property please let Maysa, the NORP coordinator, know if you plan to bring any minors (Maysa@tbnep.org).  This will dictate whether she can have the OYA Youth Crew helping the event run smoothly.

Finally, make sure to let Maysa know that you are volunteering on behalf of CSWCD!

Office Access Instructions

The Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District office is on the 2nd floor of the Astoria US Post Office. For access PLEASE USE THE ELEVATOR, as the door to the stairwell is often locked.  The elevator is open 9-5 or call the office (503-325-4571) and we can let you in through the stairwell door if we are in the office.

Job Opening: District Technician

 Job Announcement

District Technician Position

Salary:  The anticipated starting pay is $20 per hour for this 30-40 hour per week position. Pay is based on grant funding and is subject to changes in the budget.

 

Closing Date:  5:00 pm, May 19, 2017

 

Position:  The District Technician performs field and office functions in the development of land management plans dealing with aspects of farm plans, water quality and erosion control for cooperating landowners in Clatsop County.  The person in this position applies for grants funds from appropriate sources available to complete conservation projects, invasive species control and landowner outreach.

Click this link for a full position description: DT Job Description 2017

Minimum Qualification:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in natural resource management, environmental science, soil science, civil engineering, business management, a natural science, or a related field, or experience working for a natural resources agency, organization, or business.
  • Sufficient mobility and ability, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the physical functions of the job, in the office or in the field.
  • The ability to operate a motor vehicle during daylight hours, after dark and during inclement weather.  In order to carry out these assigned duties, possession of a valid state-issued driver’s license and personal vehicle is required (reimbursement of mileage is available).
  • Knowledge and experience in Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems.
  • A driving record clear of significant moving violations for the past five years.
  • Passing a pre-employment drug screen.

 

How to Apply: Applicants must provide a cover letter, completed District application form and resume.  In the cover letter, please attach a hand written essay describing in 100 words or less why the District should hire you.  All application materials, including the complete position description are available upon request at the Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) office or at the Oregon Department of Employment Work Source Office at 450 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR.  We will accept regular hard copied mailed or hand delivered submissions only.  No faxes or emails will be accepted.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation district will make reasonable accommodations during any and all phases of the selection process for individuals with disability.  Please contact the CSWCD office at (503) 325-4571, by the resume deadline date of this announcement to request accommodations. CSWCD will provide veterans preference.

 

CONTACT:

Misty Metcalf Ogier, District Manager

Clatsop Soil & Water Conservation District

750 Commercial Street, Room 207, Astoria, OR 97103

Phone: 503-325-4571

E-mail: office@clatsopswcd.org

 

Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DT Job Description 2017

District application form

ODA Resource – Cannabis and Water Quality

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Check out this resource from the Oregon Department of Agriculture on water quality rules that apply to Oregon cannabis growers:

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Thanks For Attending the CSWCD 2017 Native Plant Sale!

Thank you to all who attended our 5th Native Plant Sale and the Necanicum Watershed Council Bird Day, joint event.  We hope all enjoyed the activities on April 1, 2017 at the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside and we look forward to seeing you all next year.  Look for our pre-order forms after the new year and sale the first weekend of April 2018.  Unfortunately, we do not have any plants left for sale.  Thank you for your support!

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Native Plant Sale 2017

Our deadline for accepting pre-order forms has been extended until March 30th! 

Clatsop SWCD is excited to partner with Necanicum Watershed Council to hold a native plant sale during their Annual Bird Discovery Day. Come on out to the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside on April 1st to peruse and purchase plants that are native to the Oregon North Coast as well as learn all about native birds. The plants on sale will range from the stunning fall foliage of vine maple to the unique flowers of bleeding heart. Not only are the plants beautiful, they provide crucial habitat for the native birds, pollinators, and other wildlife of our region!

Location: Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A, Seaside OR

Date: April 1st, 2017

Plant Sale Time: 10am – 2pm

For a full list of plants on sale, check out our plant catalog.

To ensure that you are able to obtain the plants you seek, fill out this pre-order form and return it to our office before March 20th.

Our deadline for accepting pre-order forms has been extended until March 30th! 

Clatsop County Local Work Group and Public Input Meeting

Date: February 16, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Clatsop County Extension Office, 2001 Marine Drive, Rm 231, Astoria, OR 97103

Registration Required: No

The purpose of the meeting is to receive agency and public input in agricultural interests and natural resources issues to help guide the conservation efforts of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Clatsop County.

Topics we will be focusing on are:

  • Small Acreage Livestock Producers
  • Forest Health and Forest Management (Non-industrial, private land)
  • Wetland Restoration/Off Channel Fish & Wildlife Habitat

To request accommodations for persons with a disability, please contact Angie Reseland with the USDA NRCS at (503) 867-1944 or by email at Angela.reseland@or.usda.gov by February 9, 2017.

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