Youth Essay Contest Ends July 3!

Submit your essays for the Youth Animal Feeding Operation Award 2015! Email, hand-deliver, or mail the application essay by July 3rd 2015!!!
Who is eligible? All youth grades 4-12 who raise small animals, livestock, or horses
How to enter: write a 3 paragraph essay on how the animals are raised and the manure is managed, submit a few photos, and include your name, town, and phone number.
Due Date: July 3rd 2015
Prize: The winner of this contest will receive $50 gift card and a T-shirt!

Questions? Contact Clatsop SWCD 503-325-4571 or cswcd@clatsopswcd.org

Lower Columbia Horsefest

Clatsop SWCD is excited to support the first Lower Columbia Horsefest! We will be hosting a booth at this FREE event on June 27th, 2015!

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Free Pasture Management Workshop!

Join us March 30th 5:30pm at the OSU Seafood Lab Conference room to hear from Dean Moberg, Regional Resource Conservationist for Natural Resources Conservation Service! We will be discussing topics such as: getting to know your pasture, re-seed or not to re-seed decision making, nutrient management, cost-share programs for financing pasture and forestry projects! Workshop Flyer
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50th Annual Meeting Celebration and Potluck

On October 12th 1964 The Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District was formed! Please join us for our 50th annual meeting to celebrate this milestone!
Date: October 12th 20014
Time: 2:00pm Salmon feast and potluck
3:00pm Annual Meeting
Location: Warrenton Community Center
What: Clatsop SWCD 50th Annual Meeting Celebration!

For RSVP or Questions contact:
office@clatsopswcd.org
503-325-4571

AWARD DEADLINE!

The Youth Animal Feeding Operation Award application deadline is July 1st, 2013! If you or someone you know takes care of animals and manure submit the Youth AFO Award Application Information by July 1st!!! Prizes include a $50 gift card and a T-shirt! For questions or comments call 503-325-4571 or check the 4-H Newsletter!

Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week

May 19th-25th 2013 is the 9th annual state-wide Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week declared by the Governor. The purpose of this week is to raise public and agency awareness about the environmental, economic, and social degradation occurring on an annual basis due to invasive noxious weeds. “The economic impact of just 21 noxious weeds in Oregon has been estimated to reduce the personal income of Oregonians by $83 million per year, which is equivalent to a loss of 3,329 jobs to Oregon’s economy”
- John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., Governor
To learn more about noxious weed control in Clatsop County call 503-325-4571

2013 Spring Into Gardening

Clatsop County Master Gardeners present the 2013 Spring Seminar with FREE ADMISSION.  Doors open at 8:30am on April 13th and seminar presentations begin at 10:00 am.  Attend seminar classes, participate in the raffle, and visit the Clatsop SWCD booth to learn about our 2013 projects, programs and purchase native plants!

Event Date: Saturday April 13th, 2013

Event Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Event Location: Clatsop County Fairgrounds

For more information on event seminar topics visit www.extension.oregonstate.edu/clatsop/gardening/master-gardeners

For more information on Clatsop SWCD native plant sales, programs and information, contact Wendi at 503-325-4571 or clatsopswcd@iinet.com

Local Workgroup and Public Meeting: WE WANT YOUR INPUT

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will be holding its annual Clatsop County Local Work Group and Public Input Meeting.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive agency and  public input about agriculture interests, natural resource issues, and to help guide NRCS priorities for Clatsop County 2014.  Topics that will be discussed include: Riparian areas along Lewis and Clark River, Wetland Restoration/Off-Channel Wildlife Habitat,  Forest Health (non-industrial private land), and  Small Acreage Livestock Producers.

For more information on NRCS programs contact:  Sarah Tanuvasa  503-867-1944   or at  sarah.tanuvasa@or.usda.gov

Pacific Northwest Pasture Management Seminar

Specialist Troy Downing will be giving a FREE presentation to landowners interested in Pacific Northwest Pasture Management.  The seminar will cover information such as animal nutrition, soil fertility, species selection, paddock design, new findings from OSU Extension, and more! The seminar will be held Wednesday November 14, 2012 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the OSU Extension Conference Room 2001 Marine Drive in Astoria, OR.