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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.

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

Researchers test three stormwater treatment technologies.

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Wear our logo on your sleeve…or your water bottle
Heath Keirstead | July 3, 2014

Benton SWCD has opened the doors of our new store! Come see what we have to offer!

bikes on road © H. Crosson
Discovering Oak Creek by Bike
Holly Crosson | June 25, 2014

On Saturday, June 7th, 25 enthusiastic bicyclists pedaled their way through time and history on the annual Urban Creek Tour.

irrigation photo from NRCS website
Are you using more water than you need to use?
Donna Schmitz | March 5, 2014

Learn how to water your crops efficiently at this timely and practical workshop.

Oak Creek Mill
Photo History of Benton County Agriculture
Heath Keirstead | March 3, 2014

You may be surprised by the agricultural transitions that have occurred in Benton County. Did you know we had hops yards, a flax growers cooperative, the largest electric hatchery on the west coast?

Happenings at Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture
Donna Schmitz | September 26, 2013

An inside look at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture.

Karen Hans and tourists at Dixon Creek/Willamette Confluence © H. Keirstead
Self-Guided Creek Tour Brochures
Heath Keirstead | September 17, 2013

Print off some Urban Creek Tour brochures and view beautiful sites around Corvallis and Philomath!

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Journey of an Ancient Stream – Oak Creek in Corvallis
Heath Keirstead | September 4, 2013

View this charming video to follow the journey of Oak Creek in Corvallis, Oregon.

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