Spirit of the Marys: Sprint to the Solstice

While our originally scheduled Spirit of the Marys: Silent Auction and Solstice Celebration had to be postponed due to COVID-19, we still celebrated the solstice this year with our first ever 5K foot race and 50K bike race! From June … Read more »

Working From Home

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 … Read more »

COVID-19 Response

A Letter from MRWC Executive Director, Holly Purpura First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times.  To keep others healthy, we urge you to Stay Home and Save Lives. … Read more »

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 (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) Night on November … 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 »