In these uncertain times...
At the Siuslaw Watershed Council, our primary concern is the health and well-being of our watershed - this includes staff, contractors, partners, and all members of the communities we serve. We are monitoring the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and making changes to how we work and serve our communities as recommended. One recommendation is to telecommute as much as possible. Management staff are briefly in the office at staggered times, therefore our Mapleton office is currently closed to the public. Also, many of us are out in the field continuing to manage current projects. Should you need to reach us, email is best either directly or via firstname.lastname@example.org - Your message will then be routed to the best person for response.
You may have already heard that the Council's Board of Directors have made the decision to cancel both the March and April watershed gathering events. We hope to share the educational material we had prepared at some point in the future. Events scheduled after April will be evaluated and communication will be forthcoming at a later time.
Until then, please know that we recognize that as local events and activities are cancelled, and socialization is limited, some community members will feel isolated. We will strive to stay connected with you about our watershed via email and social media. As a reminder in these stressful times -- we are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth where we are all blessed to serve as stewards. Spending time in our watershed's great outdoors is an excellent way to relieve stress and get a small break from indoor isolation. If you have some great pictures of your time in our watershed, we encourage you to share them with us to share with our community! Take care and we will talk soon!