Join us for our Annual Meeting, October 20

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Every year, West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District has an Annual Meeting to celebrate with those who live, work, and recreate in our District and to share information about our work over the past year and present the annual report for the past year. View the 2019-2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, October 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed immediately by the October meeting of the WMSWCD Board of Directors beginning at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcomed to attend one or both meetings.  A Zoom access code will be required to access either one or both of the virtual meetings. Interested Annual Meeting attendees may RSVP to renee@wmswcd.org or by calling 503-238-4775 and leaving a voicemail message at extension 100, no later than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the meeting.

The agenda for the Annual Meeting includes presentation of the WMSWCD Fiscal Year 2019-2020 annual report, and presentation of the District’s annual conservation awards. Awards this year will be presented to the following:

Urban Cooperator Award: The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science, and Sarah Anderson, Fieldwork and Place-based Education Coordinator, for demonstrating an inspiring and resilient approach to adapting outdoor environmental education to the realities of the pandemic as well as a creative approach to integrating environmental and garden education into the rest of their education in general.

Rural Cooperator Award: Ashley Offensend, in recognition of Ashley Offensend’s commitment to oak savanna restoration and all that he has done to support these efforts on his land.

Non-profit Partner Award: Tryon Creek Watershed Council, Alexis Barton and Terri Preeg Riggsby, in recognition of a tremendous year of conservation accomplishments, equitable and inclusive community engagement and completion of critical steps to ensure continued capacity building and organizational health.

Green Award: Ping Khaw & Community Engagement Liaisons, in recognition of the powerful contributions Ping Khaw and the Community Engagement Liaisons have made to our organization, our partners, and the overall movement to embed equity and inclusion in organizations throughout our region.

Special Recognition: Indi Keith, in honor of the great contributions Indi has made towards advancing equity at WMSWCD and beyond, especially for Indi’s work on the “Whose Land is Our Land” report.