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Connecting During COVID: Year One

By Heath Keirstead | March 19, 2021

Since the coronavirus pandemic curtailed our ability to offer most in-person volunteer events, tours, workshops, talks, and other educational programming, Benton SWCD began sending out a weekly e-news to help us stay in touch. Here is a table with links to each of the e-news we’ve sent during the first year of the pandemic, from March 23, 2020 through March 19, 2021. Much of the content we created is timeless. Our office address and phone extensions have changed, please find our most current information here.

If you are looking for an article or handout we provided through the e-news, you will be able to find it through the links below. If you aren’t on our e-news list yet, you can sign up here.

Date sentE-news Title
3/19/21Feeder Birds and Bird Feeders
3/12/21Now Accepting Bee Buddies Applications
3/3/21Birding for Beginners and Winter Wildlife Field Days
2/24/21Improving Floodplain Function and Habitat Quality in the Upper Muddy Creek Watershed
2/19/21Making the Outdoors a More Welcoming & Inclusive Space
1/22/21Native Plants on My Mind
1/15/21Cooperative Land Management in Benton County
1/7/21Annual Meeting Invitation
12/31/20Urban Strategies to Help Birds and Climate
12/18/20BSWCD Annual Report
12/11/20Open House Invitation
12/4/20Feed the birds this winter
11/24/20Laura Swimming Downstream
11/10/20Regenerative Landscapes
11/06/20Turkey facts & salmon viewing
10/30/20Fall decorating that’s for the birds!
10/23/20Leave the Leaves
10/16/20Events from Our Partners
10/09/20Lookout for Spotted Lanternfly
10/02/20Birds – Migration & Floodplains
09/25/20Student Assoc. Director & Luckiamute Meadows
09/18/20Fire Resources 2
09/10/20Fire Resources
09/01/20Fall Bulb and Seed Sale
08/21/20Hedgerows
08/14/20NPS Reopens
08/07/20Native Plants & Bird Connection
07/31/20Love Your River Reminder
07/24/20Creek Tours
07/17/20Summer Irrigation
07/10/20Love Your River Summer 2020
07/02/20Guest blogger, birds, & books
06/26/20Pollinators
06/22/20Plant Sale Update
06/12/20Gardening for Birds Premiere…
06/05/20Birds, People, Plants & BSWCD
05/31/20Native Plant Sale
05/22/20Bringing Prairies Home
05/18/20Bee Buddies Pick Up Message
05/15/20Pulling together (weeds)
05/08/20Holding it together (roots)
05/01/20Let’s visit Finley Refuge together…
04/24/20The river beckons…
04/17/20Give your soil a check-up!
04/10/20What to do about weeds
04/03/20Bee Friendly to Pollinators
03/27/20Birds! Watch, Feed, Shelter, and Listen!
03/23/20A message from Benton SWCD

About the Author

Heath Keirstead

Heath Keirstead manages Benton SWCD’s Communications and Community Engagement as well as the Native Plant Program and Youth Education. She has a Master’s in Soil Science from Oregon State University. With a dual passion for people and the planet, she loves building relationships with partners, customers, volunteers, and students.

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