Greetings Polk County 4-H families! The time has come for a Polk County Stay at Home Youth and 4-H Activities Webpage update! There are lots of new additions so feel free to take a look below or head on over to the Polk County 4H Stay at Home Activity Page.
Here are our newest additions and upcoming activities:
Apr - September 2020 Activity Guide
4-H at Home | 4-H en Casa
Fun and educational weekly magazine | Revista divertida y educativa semanal
Greetings, 4-H Families! This booklet is a gift from 4-H to you and your friends. In this booklet you will find activities to entertain the whole family. We encourage you to engage your children in these fun and educational recreational activities. We hope this will help our communities grow to be healthy and happy. On the back page you can find our contact information. Feel free to reach out to us!
¡Saludos, familias de 4-H! Este folleto es un regalo de 4-H para usted y sus amigos. En este folleto encontrará actividades para entretener a toda la familia. Lo alentamos a involucrar a sus hijos en estas divertidas y educativas actividades recreativas. Esperamos que esto ayude a nuestras comunidades a crecer saludables y felices. En la ultima página puede encontrar nuestra información de contacto. ¡No dude en comunicarse con nosotros!
Link to Guide September 14, 2020 Activity Guide
Link to Guide: August 30, 2020 Activity Guide
Still looking for more resources or activities that meet your family’s need? We have many more resources available on our Polk County Stay at Home Youth and 4-H Activities Webpage.
ODA has created a 2-page document for landowners/managers that includes information about erosion control after wildfire. It includes some links to additional sources of information.
The report and interactive web maps of water quality results are available at the following URL:
The purpose of the report is to describe the status and trend of water quality or landscape conditions in order to support implementation of the TMDL and NPS programs. You can use this report to help answer questions like:
Session Details: Sep 24, 2020 1:30 pm US/Eastern Duration: 01:30 (hh:mm) Export Event to Calendar
*** Please join the session 30 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***
All live webinars are recorded. Within a week of the live event, a View button provides access to the on-demand replay. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars.
Who should participate?
Conservationists, Technical Service Providers, Agronomists, Land Owners, Land Managers
Education Credits Units:
A new study led by Oregon State University researchers is interested in learning about Oregonian small farmers' experiences with weather-related challenges and the social networks they rely on for information and support. If you are a small farm manager or owner in the state of Oregon, please consider taking 15 minutes to share your experiences via the online survey here: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GAgqvC7XtDtq5v
The information you provide will help organizations such as OSU Extension to understand what challenges small farmers in different areas of the state are dealing with and how to better disseminate information and resources to support small farmers.
For the latest information on the coronavirus in Oregon, visit the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
The safety of Polk SWCD constituents and our staff is our top concern. We continue to monitor the situation, and are closely following OHA, CDC, and other state guidelines.
In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, The Polk SWCD will be changing the way it provides services at it’s USDA Service Center office in Dallas, Oregon, starting Wednesday, March 25. We can be reached by phone and email, during regular business hours, and can schedule appointments with you, but the buildings are closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 25, until further notice. Thank you for your patience during this time.
SEE STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION HERE
Notice is hereby given that on November 3, 2020, an election will be held for the purpose of electing board director(s) to the following positions for the POLK Soil and Water Conservation District:
Positions: Zone 1, 4 years; Zone 4, 4 years; At-Large 1, 4 years
Zone boundaries, eligibility requirements, and copies of the required elections forms may be obtained at the SWCD Office located at 580 Main Street, STE A, Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 623-9680 x110
Election forms and information may also be found at: https://oda.direct/Elections
Each candidate must file a “Declaration of Candidacy” and a “Petition for Nomination Signature Sheet” with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Division. The filing deadline is 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2020.