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Wagner Creek Community Meeting
March 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Improving Aesthetics, Water Quality, and Salmon Habitat on Wagner Creek Properties
How would you like to be part of a local voluntary effort aimed at improving water quality and salmon habitat in Wagner Creek, while improving the aesthetics and value of your property? The Rogue River Watershed Council and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District are preparing a proposal to the Oregon Department of Agriculture to implement creekside enhancement strategies to do just that. We are inviting landowners along on Wagner Creek who live between Rapp Road and the 8000 block of Wagner Creek Road to join us in this effort.
Landowners along Wagner Creek have already expressed interest in being part of this restoration project. What does this mean exactly? It means that they are interested in enhancing and restoring the creek frontage on their property through such practices as blackberry removal and the planting of native trees, shrubs, and other plants. These efforts – designed and carried out by the watershed council and conservation district with THEIR input and approval – will lead to decreased bank erosion, improved filtration of pollutants, and cooler water. Click here to read more about project eligibility.
We are reaching out to individuals owning property along a contiguous stretch of Wagner Creek as research has shown that creekside restoration practices are most effective when implemented over adjoining and continuous stretches of streams. Please join your neighbors and us in this effort to make your local stream cleaner, healthier, more attractive, and fish friendly.
Attend our informational presentation Thursday, 10 March, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the Talent Town Hall to learn more about this proposed project, how you can participate, what funding opportunities are available, as well as the different services the watershed council and conservation district can offer you. Working together, we can improve the water quality and fish habitat of Wagner Creek!
Light refreshments served.