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Birdsongs 101: Tips on how to identify birds by song
Lauren Pharr | April 2, 2021

In this post, Lauren Pharr provides some useful tips that can help you begin identifying birds by their song

Birding 101: A Guide for New Birders
Lauren Pharr | March 2, 2021

Lauren Pharr shares her top tips for new and beginning birders!

Being Inclusive: Ways to Promote Diversity in Nature
Lauren Pharr | January 29, 2021

In this post, Lauren Pharr suggests three ways to make the outdoors more inclusive for all.

A Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding
Lauren Pharr | December 1, 2020

Although there is no right way to “backyard bird,” there are many valuable tips to follow when wanting to attract birds to your backyard.

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.

The Willamette River’s Grade: B- Overall, B in Benton County
Meyer Memorial Trust | December 2, 2015

The Willamette River Report Card gives the river an overall passing grade of B- and section grades of B for the upper Willamette (Eugene to Albany), B for the middle Willamette (Albany to Newberg), and C+ for the lower Willamette (Newberg to the Columbia River). Here in Benton County we are part of the upper

We Can All Protect the River, Everyday.
Meyer Memorial Trust | December 2, 2015

Whether you live on a farm or in a city, your actions make a difference to the health of the river and nearby streams. Protect Streamside Vegetation Keep existing streamside vegetation to improve water quality and provide habitat. Remove weeds and plant native vegetation in their place. Plant streamside vegetation where it is bare. Prevent

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.

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.

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