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Benton SWCD is hiring! The position of Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator (CCEC) has been revised and is open now. Applications are due by noon on July 11, 2022 and will remain open until filled. Our desired start date is early August 2022.

The CCEC has responsibilities in three broad priority areas:

  1. communications/social media and marketing;
  2. conservation education and outreach; and
  3. program support.
Please visit our website to download the job description, and review the detailed application instructions before applying.

Ludwigia Weed Pull, June 23rd - Register Today!

Please Join Us to Free the Willamette River of Invasive Plants, June 23rd
Benton SWCD is joining Willamette Riverkeeper and Oregon Parks & Recreation Department to hand pull aquatic invasive species including Ludwigia (water-primrose), Nymphoides peltata (yellow floating heart), Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrotfeather) and others. This on-water event calls for volunteers to work in tandem canoes provided by Willamette Riverkeeper. You’ll learn a lot about these invasives and how your participation frees up the water way for native aquatic plant and animal species. Please visit this Willamette Riverkeeper website for more details:
When: Thursday, June 23rd, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Where: From Michael’s Landing boat ramp in Corvallis to Hyak Park in Albany
How: Float the river; shuttles provided by Willamette Riverkeeper
What: bring your own PFD, water, lunch, sunscreen and other personal items, such as a mask, to keep you comfortable. Bring your own canoe if you’re inclined. More details can be found on the registration page.  Register Here!  
Save the DateIf you can’t join us June 23rd, please put July 30th on your calendar for a similar aquatic weed pull. Keep your eyes on our next newsletter for all the details.

Native Plant Sale 2022!

As part of our ongoing efforts to make your purchase of native plants as easy as possible, we're shifting to a new ordering timeline and location for plant pick-up. You can expect to place your order online in September 2022, and pick up plants at the Benton County Fairground in early 2023.

Please keep your eyes open for our August electronic news where you'll find all the details.

Thank you so much for your passion for pollinators and commitment to a thriving Benton County landscape!
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