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

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: 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 (  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.

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:


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 by February 9, 2017.

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Native Plant Sale 2016

Our  4th Annual Native Plant Sale will be held March 13th, at 13th and Duane St. in Astoria from 9:30- 3:00

Pre-order forms are available here pre order 2016

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January 2016 Newsletter

May Soils! Seminar Was a Success!

Thank you to those who came out to the Fort George Brewery Lovell Showroom for an entertaining, educational, and lively evening with James Cassidy, Professor OSU Crop and Soils Science Department! Throughout the entire 2 hour seminar Cassidy had the crowd engaged, laughing, and learning about the complex nature of soils. For more information on workshops and events hosted by Clatsop SWCD please follow us on Facebook and join our email list serve.

Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) - it's a big deal

Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) – it’s a big deal

Soils! Seminar crowd

Soils! Seminar crowd

Soils! Seminar at Fort George: Food delivered to your table while you learn about soils!

Soils! Seminar at Fort George: Food delivered to your table while you learn about soils!

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