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A large crowd of friends gathered at Squirrel's Tavern to meet MRWC Staff and Board members, win prizes in a raffle, have a delicous meal from Squirrel's Kitchen, and donate to our watershed council.


A big thanks to a generous donation from Oakshire Brewing, all proceeds from purchases of Watershed IPA were donated to the Marys River Watershed Council




Next REGULAR board meeting scheduled for Tuesday December 9, 2014
6:30 pm
Philomath City Hall (980 Applegate Street)

Council board meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month at Philomath City Hall (980 Applegate Street), and are open to the public. Watershed Council members are encouraged to attend, and all are welcome
Tentative agenda: TBA


Check out our
Autumn 2014 NEWSLETTER!





Read about MRWC's Newton Creek Wetlands Field Day!

For many years, the MRWC has facilitated an opportunity for Philomath Middle School students to get some hands-on learning about wetlands.

Read the article the GT published!

Got Lamprey?

While they don't receive the same respect that other iconic anadramous species like salmon get, these amazing fish also migrate from fresh water out to the open ocean and back again. They formed an important food source for native population, although it is said they are an acquired taste.

Check out this video of LAMPREY SPAWNING on Mosby Creek. Mosby Creek is a tributary of the Row River. The Row River (pronounced like Cow, not tow) is a tributary of the Coast Fork Willamette River.

If you want to look for the lamprey yourself, take the opportunity to go for a bike ride from Cottage Grove on the Row River Bike Trail. The bike trail crosses Mosby Creek about three miles west of Cottage Grove. The trail from Cottage Grove to Mosby Creek is administered by the City of Cottage Grove, and the trail west of Mosby Creek is administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Enjoy!



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Annual individual membership in Marys River Watershed Council is only $25 -- less than seven cents a day. Household membership is available for $45

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Marys Prarie Flowers
As a thank you gift, please use this guide to prarie flowers in the Marys River Watershed when you are out and about.


Two videos now available for download!

NOTE: These are in Quicktime Format and may take a few moments to download; please be patient.

Watch a unique video of projects in the Upper Greasy Creek Watershed we completed in 2012.

If you missed the Winter meeting, you still can watch Jennifer Morace's presentation about anthropogenic organic compounds in the Colubia River Watershed.

Placing Large Trees in the Creek!

Have you seen video of helicopters placing logs in Rock Creek yet?

Note: the link will take you away from the MRWC web site to another site.

On February 13, 2012, MRWC Chair Thom Whittier gave a talk at the Corvallis City Club about the Marys River Flood of 2012.

Listen to Thom's talk here (MP3 format)
Listen to the first question (MP3 format)
Listen to the second question here(MP3 format)

For more details, see MRWC's City Club Talk page or our Educational Projects page

For more information on the Corvallis City Club, see


Have you donated to MRWC yet? Donations support MRWC's mission. Because MRWC is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation, all donations are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law. Until the MRWC has a way to donate online, please consider mailing a generous donation to:

PO Box 1041
Corvallis OR 97339-1041

Now you can even donate online!

A MRWC project was featured on an episode of Oregon Field Guide.

This project included efforts to preserve rare native oak savannah & prarie habitats in the Cardwell Hills areas. as well as Kinkaid's Lupine to improve habitat for Fenders Blue and Tayor's Checkerspot Butterflies.
NOTE: the segment begins about 11:00 minutes into the half-hour show.

Western Pond Turtles

MRWC Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of each month at Philomath City Hall.

For more information, contact Xan Augerot,
Executive Director at:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1041
Corvallis OR 97339

Office Location:
101 SW Western Blvd
Corvallis OR 97333
NOTE: Our office hours are generally 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. If you are coming from a distance, please call in advance, as we are frequently out in the field or at meetings.