*We will be parking here and consolidating into fewer cars for the drive to Auer Farm
Join us for our second tour of the Jont Creek project site, where the Oregon Chub famously become the first fish to ever make it off the endangered species list! For the past year, the US Fish and Wildlife service and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District have been making progress on replacing a failing culvert with a bridge crossing, and restoring critical wetland habitat on this privately owned 900-acre farm. This is your chance to see and hear first-hand how partnerships between individuals and public agencies can have a huge impact on watershed health in our region.
Please plan to bring your own bag lunch, and come prepared for the weather!
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Jont Creek Tour Schedule
12:30 - 12:45: Arrive at Sarah Helmick Park for carpooling and brief introduction (Karin Stutzman)
12:45 - 1:00: Carpool from Sarah Helmick Park to Auer Farm
1:00 - 1:30: Introduction to Auer Farm (John Auer) and Project Site History (Brian Bangs)
1:30 - 1:50: Project Design Review (Chris Seal and Marc Bell)
1:50 - 2:45: Project Insights, Challenges and Opportunities (Brian Bangs)
2:45 - 3:15: Time for Discussion and Q&A (All)
3:15 - 3:30: Carpool from Auer Farm to Sarah Helmick Park