Trivia Night

The OSU Hydrophiles present: Trivia Night at McMenamins on Monroe, Monday, March 2nd!

From 5PM to close, half of all sales at McMenamins will be donated to the Council. Enjoy a good meal while supporting the Council!

Then at 7PM, join us for a evening of trivia, with a special bonus round! Play solo or up to a team of six. Admission is free and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places as well as for our bonus round winner!

Put on your thinking cap and we’ll see you on March 2nd at 7PM for trivia!

Finley Winter Wildlife Field Day

Join MRWC and many other local groups at the annual Finley Winter Wildlife Field Day on Saturday, March 14th from 11-3. Kids and families will travel to different stations around the refuge completing activities related to the theme Water: the Life in Wildlife. The Council will host an activity station on beavers! Volunteers are needed! 

Please click here to sign up to volunteer. Thank you!

Planting at Skunk/Alder Creek

Please join us for a volunteer planting event sponsored by Marys River Watershed Council, Benton County, and Corvallis Odd Fellows!  This planting is at the site of the Benton County Public Works’ recent culvert replacement on Skunk/Alder Creek, tributary to Oak Creek.  We will be planting native trees and shrubs purchased with support from Corvallis Odd Fellows. Information as follows:

  • Date: Friday, March 20
  • Time: 9:00am – noon
  • Location: Corner of Oak Creek Drive and Canyon Drive, Corvallis
  • Please bring:  work gloves, shovel (labeled with your name on it!), rain gear as needed!
  • Consider carpooling as parking is limited.

We will have some snacks and drinks to keep us going, as well as extra gloves and planting tools on hand. Please email us to register.


Willamette Riverkeeper

Join Willamette Riverkeeper every second or third Thursday of the month to help clean up the Willamette! They provide all the supplies, you provide the helping hands. For more information, check out Willamette Riverkeeper.

People in front of raft on river
Help clean up the Marys and Willamette Rivers!

Board Meetings

The tentative 2020 schedule for the Marys River Watershed Council Board of Directors Meetings can be found below. Unless otherwise indicated, the Board Meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Philomath City Council Chambers, 980 Applegate Street, Philomath, OR 97370. The meetings are open to the Board, staff, and the public. All are welcome.

·         Wed. February 19, 2020

·         Wed. March 18, 2020

·         Wed. April 15, 2020 – location to be determined

·         Wed. May 20, 2020

·         June – no Board Meeting

·         Wed. July 15, 2020

·         Wed. August 19, 2020

·         September – MRWC Annual Celebration, location and date to be determined

·         Wed. October 21, 2020

·         Wed. November 18, 2020

·         December – MRWC Holiday Open House, location and date to be determined

We will do everything possible to keep this information up-to-date; however, the times, dates, and/or locations of the Marys River Watershed Council Board Meetings are subject to change or cancellation without notice given unforeseen circumstances, shifts in schedules, or other conflicts in the use of the location. We encourage guests that plan to attend to reach out in advance at to confirm meeting information. 

If you need time on the agenda, please reach out at least 1 week prior to the meeting.

The Spirit of the Marys: Silent Auction & Solstice Celebration

The Council will be hosting our first annual silent auction event on June 20th, 2020 at 4 Spirits Distillery. Click here for more information!