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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!

Ludwigia hexapetala inlet © A. Neill
Aquatic Weed Guide for Benton County and Beyond
Heath Keirstead | July 9, 2015

Learn to identify 12 pernicious plants that threaten our waterways.

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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.

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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.

Jackson Frazier wet meadow © H. Crosson
Wild in the Willamette: Exploring the Mid-Valley’s Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas
Oregon State University Press | February 25, 2015

Wild in the Willamette is a literary compendium and guidebook to natural areas in the mid-Willamette Valley.

Taylor at the 2014 Native Plant Sale. © H. Crosson
Taylor Williams: Intern-of-All-Trades
Taylor Williams | January 22, 2015

Taylor Williams helped populate Benton SWCD’s extensive website and much more during her internship in 2013.

stormwater research facility
Green Stormwater Treatment Research in Benton County
Grant Livingston | October 21, 2014

Researchers test three stormwater treatment technologies.

tree diameters © D. Schmitz
Density Matters
Donna Schmitz | October 3, 2014

Planting density impacts the size and vigor that trees are able to attain.

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Conservation Neighbor: Mary Eichler
Crystal Durbecq | September 24, 2014

Mary Eichler abides by a simple principle, “Do no harm.” She accomplishes this everyday by blending conservation principles with her livelihood.

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