Marys River Town Hall

When: Tuesday, April 24th, 5pm – 8pm Where: Chintimini Senior Ctr., 2601 NW Tyler Avenue, Corvallis (Multi-Purpose Room) What: Join Marys River Watershed Council staff, Board and volunteers for lively conversation about what’s important to you and your watershed. Enjoy refreshments and the … Read more »

Let’s Pull Together! Saturday May 19th

Let’s Pull Together to remove weeds from the places we love! On Saturday, May 19, 2018 bring your friends, your family, your group, and join in at any one of our six Let’s Pull Together locations! Our site coordinators and on-site … Read more »

Oregon Approves Lamprey Creek!

At its Saturday, June 27th meeting in Newport, Oregon, the Oregon Geographic Names Board unanimously approved the name “Lamprey Creek” for the unnamed Oak Creek tributary that originates in the Skyline West Neighborhood.  Board members were very complimentary about the … Read more »

Where is Lamprey Creek?

Representatives of OSU, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Water Action Team, Marys River Watershed Council and local non-profit Freshwaters Illustrated have teamed together to name an unnamed tributary to Oak Creek. The creek, just over 3 miles long,flows through Martin Luther King, … Read more »

Jeremy Monroe, Freshwaters Illustrated

Pacific Lamprey Decline Steeply

Ancient, eel-like fish plays crucial role in river ecology “Lampreys are delightfully bizarre fish — and vastly underappreciated for the role they play…in ecosystems.” Center for Biological Diversity Pacific lampreys are ancient animals, emissaries from the Paleozoic era. For 500 … Read more »

McKenzie River Oregon Chub

Back From the Brink

The tiny Oregon chub makes a big comeback There’s a species of minnow that teetered on the brink of extinction. Hardly anyone noticed — except a handful of fisheries biologists determined to save the fish, known as the Oregon chub. … Read more »

Planting Seeds: Staff Profile

Kathleen Westly grows trees and kids It’s a late-winter Saturday at Fern Road Farm in Philomath. Squalls are spitting rain, leapfrogging across the landscape with tepid snatches of sun. Along the Marys River, a crew of volunteers is hard at … Read more »

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Where Butterflies Thrive

Planting Wildflowers and Freeing Oak Bringing Back Prairie Habitat “There’s one!” calls a tall guy in an olive-drab raincoat. Slowly, gingerly, several members of the group step through the wet wildflowers toward the place where he’s pointing. There sits a tiny butterfly, … Read more »