Soil! Free Seminar

Soil! What it is and how it works!
James Cassidy from the OSU Crop and Soil Science Department will present a program on the complex nature of soils on Saturday May 30 6-8pm at the Fort George Showroom in Astoria. Sponsored by Clatsop SWCD this seminar will be suitable for urban residents, farmers, and gardeners alike. Cassidy’s program will cover how soils are formed, soil health and microbiology, and how the general population can best utilize and conserve this precious resource. This seminar is FREE, but please RSVP to Clatsop SWCD at 503-325-4571.

Environmental Quality Incentive Program 2015

The Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) is federal funding for projects that will improve water quality and soil integrity. Examples of implemented projects include: heavy use area protection, gutter/drainage installation, livestock watering facilities, and more!
Applications Due March 20 2015
Contact Tria Yang at 503-325-4571 for more information.

Local Work Group Meeting

Have your voice heard! This is an opportunity to have your concerns, opinions and questions heard! Join Clatsop SWCD and Natural Resources Conservation Service for the annual Local Work Group Meeting to discuss existing projects and learn about upcoming programs. Topics for this year include forestry focus areas, implementation of water quality enhancement projects and more!
When: February 25th
Where: OSU Seafood Lab Conference Room 2001 Marine Drive Astoria, OR
Time: 10am-12pm

Jewell Field Day

Jewell Field Day September 27th 9am-3pm. Registration is required, but attendance is FREE. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP by phone or online at http://whoozin.com/XAW-FPW-7UCN Registration will close Sept 25 at midnight.

Join us on the Tweedle homestead to hear from experts on topics such as: Grazing and Pasture Management, Pollinators, Wildlife, and more..!!! Owner and operator Wayne Carmichael will also be providing Field Day participants with a history of the farm and a property tour(weather allowing).

Location:
42184 Tweedle Lane
Jewell, Oregon 97138

Time: 9am-3pm

Date: Saturday September 27th 2014

Please register by September 25th at midnight for this FREE Field Day.

2014 Youth Animal Feeding Operation Award!

DUE JULY 1 2014!!!
Clatsop County youth (grades 4-12) that take care of livestock or small animals are eligible to win the 2014 Youth Animal Feeding Operation Award. To apply, youth must write and submit a 3 paragraph essay on how they take care of their animals and manage the manure. Submitted essays must include: 1 or 2 pictures of the animals, name, age, contact information, and what town the youth is from. All essays must be submitted by July 1st, 2014 to Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District. The prize for this award includes a $50 gift certificate and a T-shirt. For more information on the 2014 Youth Animal Feeding Operation Award or how to submit an application essay contact Wendi Agalzoff at Clatsop SWCD 503-325-4571

SOIL! What it is and how it works! FREE WORKSHOP

James Cassidy from the OSU Crop and Soil Science Department will present a program suitable for both farmers and gardeners on the complex nature of soils on May 29th from 6-9 pm at the OSU Extension Office in Astoria. This program is being co-sponsored by Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District and OSU Extension. Cassidy’s program will cover how soils are formed, soil health and microbiology, and how farmers and gardeners can best make productive use of this precious resource. He is a great teacher. Chip Bubl, OSU Agricultural agent from Columbia County will be there to answer crop/soil fertility questions and describe how to interpret a soil test. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. For more information or to RSVP to this FREE workshop, contact Wendi Agalzoff at Clatsop SWCD 503-325-4571 or OSU Extension – Clatsop County at 503 325-8573.

Spring Forage and Livestock Health Workshop

Spring Forage and Livestock Health Meeting
OSU Extension and Clatsop SWCD are co-sponsoring an evening livestock and forages meeting on May 15th at 6 PM at the OSU Seafood Lab Conference Room, 2001 Marine Drive, Rm 231, in Astoria. Gene Pirelli, regional OSU Ag/Livestock Agent will speak on coast-adapted forage species and the management approaches to get the most out of your forages. Chip Bubl, OSU Ag Extension Agent will speak on pasture weed management and livestock poisoning plants. And Dr. Russ Hunter, DVM, will discuss livestock health topics pertinent to this time of year. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. For more information or to RSVP to this FREE workshop, contact Wendi Agalzoff at Clatsop SWCD 503-325-4571 or OSU Extension – Clatsop County at 503 325-8573.

2014 Spring into Gardening!

Come enjoy the 2014 Master Gardener Spring into Gardening! There will be plants, classes, advice, vendors, a raffle and the admission is FREE!!! Visit the Clatsop SWCD booth for a chance to win free native plants and learn more about our 2014 activities!
Saturday April 12th 8:30am-4:30pm at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds!
FREE ADMISSION!

Help Restore Clear Lake

On Saturday March 29th join Skipanon Watershed Council and North coast Land Conservancy complete the restoration of Clear Lake. Be a part of native plant collection and installation on one of Clatsop County’s greatest wetland assets!
When: Saturday March 29
Where: Clear Lake in Warrenton (property located at the north end of Juniper Street in Warrenton)
Time: Anytime between 9am and 3pm
Wear: Boots and raingear if raining (Raingear may be provided if you call ahead of time)
Contact: Jesse Jones, Skipanon Watershed Council Coordinator jjones@columbiaestuary.org or 503-325-0435 x 212
Contact: Melissa Reich, North Coast Land Conservancy Stewardship Director melissar@nclc.org
For information or details contact Melissa or Jesse!

Native Plant Sale 2014!

Event Date: March 8th, 2014
Event Time: 9:30am-3L00pm
Event Location: Corner of 13th and Duane St. in Astoria (parking area of Astoria Indoor Garden Supply)
Come to the Clatsop SWCD Native Plant Sale Event to purchase native plants, learn about local agriculture, forestry, and restoration projects happening in your area and more! For more information contact Clatsop SWCD at 503-325-4571