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E.D.R.R… what in the world does that mean?
Laura Brown | January 18, 2019

In the world of invasive species, it’s hard enough to keep up with the new species we should be aware of and then we’re expected to relearn the ever-changing genus/species combinations of plants we thought we already knew… On top of it all, we’re supposed to remember all the acronyms…oh the acronyms! Between SWCD’s (Soil

Prairies of the Willamette Valley: A Panel Discussion
Heath Keirstead | January 23, 2018

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Benton SWCD held our Annual Meeting for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. We have been focusing on (and will continue to focus on) prairie/meadowscaping outreach. We wanted people to leave the annual meeting with an understanding of why prairies are important habitats and why they are important to conserve/create. We wanted members of

A Newbie’s View of the Native Plant Sale
Melissa Medina | March 30, 2017

Just why do we hold the Native Plant Sale, anyway? Find out why this newcomer to Benton County thinks we do it.

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Planting Tips for Native Bulbs
Jenny Brausch | August 31, 2016

Once you get home with a bagful of hard-to-find native bulbs, what should you do? This post will help you in your site selection, soil preparation, and bulb placement.

Fischer's Flour Mill. Benton County Historical Society and Museum Collection (Harriet Moore collection) #1990-068.1292
Mill Race Urban Creek Tour
Heath Keirstead | May 26, 2016

A portal to a series of blog posts about the Mill Race in South Corvallis.

Volunteers paddling to pull Ludwigia.
Paddling with a Purpose: Pulling Ludwigia on the Willamette River
Jamie Powell | July 30, 2015

Volunteers paddled the Willamette River with one goal in mind: remove invasive water primrose!

Mill Race culvert © R. Southworth
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Abby Metzger | May 19, 2015

A questioning poem about the Mill Race, its past and future.

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Flour Power on the Mill Race: 2015 Urban Creek Tour
Heath Keirstead | May 6, 2015

Local experts will lead you on a free guided tour of the Mill Race on May 30th.

Mill Race down wood
Southtown’s Mill Race: Community Benefits
Regina Southworth | May 6, 2015

The Mill Race provides ecological and cultural benefits for the people and wildlife who live nearby.

Volunteers who planted 154 native trees and shrubs along the Mill Race in April of 2015.
The Mill Race: Community Interest on the Rise
Regina Southworth | May 6, 2015

Learn about the projects that are planned and underway to improve the Mill Race aesthetically, hydrologically, and ecologically.

Fischer's Flour Mill. Benton County Historical Society and Museum Collection (Harriet Moore collection) #1990-068.1292
Industry Generated by the Corvallis Mill Race
Regina Southworth | May 6, 2015

The Mill Race is a short but significant waterway that turned Corvallis into a major economic force for the Willamette Valley. Find out how it all began.

Volunteers at the Native Plant Sale © H. Crosson
The Native Plant Sale: A Fun Place to Volunteer!
Dylan Nelson | January 23, 2015

Dylan Nelson describes his experience as a Native Plant Sale volunteer.

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