Although the Marys River Watershed Council office has been temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the staff of the Council have been hard at work from home.
Holly, Executive Director, has been moving forward with recruitment for two positions with the Council and has been continuing the Council’s training and development in diversity, equity, and inclusion with Capacity Building Partnerships and the Confluence group. Juneau, her 3-year old husky mix, has also been hard at work.
Kathleen, Restoration & Education Project Manager, is continuing preparation for the Beaver Creek ash swale project and the permitting process for the Upper Marys project, which will take place in three streams and will include fish passage barriers removal, riparian planting, and placement of beaver dam analogs and large woody debris structures.
Kathleen has also been out to check on the progress at the Dunawi filtering wetland. You can watch our video about the work that the Council, the City of Corvallis, and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Water Action Team have done to rehabilitate this wetland.
Niki, AmeriCorps VISTA, has been working with the Institute for Applied Ecology to create short educational videos with nature-based activities for third-grade students at Lincoln and Garfield elementary schools. She is also planning virtual engagement events for the Council, such as a trivia night and a fun run/bike event.
Despite the transition to remote work and the challenges that have arisen from the current pandemic, we are continuing our mission to inspire and support stewardship of the Marys River watershed and we appreciate your ongoing support!