COLT’s weekly land trust news
June 22nd, 2015
Hope everyone had a very nice weekend.
A couple of things first before this week’s litany of news and more.
Sen. Wyden will hold a number of upcoming town halls:
- June 27th, 1pm at Hood River Valley Adult Center (Hood River)
- July 2nd, 12pm at the Mitchell Community Hall (Mitchell, Wheeler County)
- July 2nd, 4pm at the Grant County Regional Airport (John Day)
- July 3rd, 2pm at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture (Joseph)
Regional Conservation Meetings this Summer
Many of you probably saw the update from the Network of Oregon Watershed Councils announcing the newly-formed Oregon Conservation Partnership (OCP), of which COLT is affiliated. This collaborative partnership, which has been active for the last couple of years, now has a formal name with “OCP”.
As we did last summer, the partnership will be holding a series of regional meetings around the state for conservation professionals to gather and talk together and with natural resource agency representatives about common issues, challenges, and opportunities. This will be a chance for board and staff of watershed councils, conservation districts, and land trusts, along with other conservation organizations, to meet together with natural resource agency representatives to discuss matters important to our work.
Check-out the flyer for the meetings, each of which will run from 10:30am-3pm, which lunch included. Please mark your calendars. The meetings will be held on:
- July 7th: Pendleton – Blue Mountain Community College
- 2411 NW Carden Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
- July 8th: Burns – Harney County Community Center
- 484 N Broadway Ave Burns, OR
- July 14th: Portland – Monarch Hotel
- 12566 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015
- July 22nd: Medford – Inn at the Commons
- 200 N Riverside Ave, Medford, OR 97501
- August 6th: Corvallis – La Sells Stewart Center
- 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97333
- August 25th: Tillamook – Tillamook Community College
- 4301 3rd St, Tillamook, OR 97141
Before each meeting, COLT will reach out to each land trust working in the region where the meetings will be held. Last year we, land trusts provided a key voice and important tools to the discussions, and we hope this will be the same this year. Your participation will be very valuable.
More information can be found here.
Finally, this week we’ll be sending more information out to the board for COLT’s upcoming board meeting July 9th and 10th. We look forward to seeing folks at Wallowa Lake!
Wishing everyone a great week,