A Night of Trivia Pursuits

In the 1800s, John Snow, credited as the father of epidemiology, argued that contaminated water was responsible for the spread of what bacterial epidemic in London? In 1920, OSU christened its football field, Bell Field after John Bell, a minister … Read more »

A Fair to Remember

The Council hosted a booth at both the annual HP Share the Love Fair on February 19th and the Oregon State University Nonprofit Opportunities Fair on February 20th. Both fairs featured a range of local nonprofits and organizations that provide … Read more »

Merriment with the Marys

With cups of hot spiced cider in hand, friends and colleagues shared news from the past year and looked ahead to 2020 at the annual Holiday Open House of MRWC, Greenbelt Land Trust, and Benton Soil and Water Conservation District … Read more »

Lincoln Elementary STEAM Night

The aroma of fresh tamales permeated the gym as dozens of kids buzzed from station to station, creating slime, paper airplanes, and bird nests as part of Lincoln Elementary’s annual STEAM Night on November 20th. STEAM Night brings together volunteers … Read more »

Dunawi Creek Wetland Planting

    On a chilly, but bright autumn afternoon on October 26th, volunteers from across Benton County came to the Dunawi Creek wetland area at Starker Arts Pond to help rehabilitate this wetland habitat by planting native plants. The event … Read more »

The Great Willamette Clean Up 2019

  Community members took the health of the Willamette River into their own hands on Saturday, October 5th as they cleared trash and debris from the river as part of Willamette Riverkeeper’s annual Great Willamette Clean Up. Marys River Watershed … Read more »

Plant-A-Tree Day Fall 2019

  Only days after moving in to their new residence halls at Oregon State, 12 freshmen Honors College students joined MRWC at Pioneer Village in Philomath on September 23rd to enhance the riparian habitat along Greasy Creek. The event was … Read more »

Festival Latino

    A blend of cultures came together on Sunday, September 15th for Festival Latino at Monteith Park in Albany. The annual event featured musical and dancing performances, food specialties from Mexico and South America, and a community resource fair. … Read more »

Cold Rain, Warm Smiles at 2019 Annual Celebration

Over 80 Oregonians braved the heavy rain on Sunday, September 9th to join in the 2019 Marys River Watershed Council Annual Celebration. An intrepid group of watershed enthusiasts joined Kathleen Westly, MRWC’s Education and Restoration Project Manager, for a before-dinner … Read more »