Who is 14 feet tall, can hold more than 6 adults in her mouth, and is migrating up I-5 to attend our 60th birthday party and 10th Annual Conservation Tour and BBQ? Claudia Chinook, of course! Be sure to save September 19 to celebrate with Claudia and the District. With fun for the whole family, the day will go just swimmingly! Details to come this summer.

The 2015 Annual Conservation Tour and BBQ will be held on the third Saturday of September (9/19/2015).

The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District has been serving Washington County since 1955. Although we had a name change along the way, we have continuously provided conservation technical assistance and education to landowners for 60 years!

This year, we dedicate our 10th Annual Conservation Tour and BBQ to celebrating this exciting anniversary. What better way than to return to the scene of our very first Conservation Tour and BBQ in 2005?

As usual, the tour will highlight conservation in action. By returning to Lyle’s place, at 3150 NW Thatcher Road in Forest Grove, we can check in on how our projects are doing and share our successes there. New to the BBQ? You can expect to see how his streamside restoration project works, as well as learn how he has worked on water quality, wildlife habitat, soil health, and erosion with both the District and NRCS.

In the celebratory spirit of our diamond anniversary, we are spicing things up a bit. While planning is still underway, we can share a few details to entice you to call Judy at 503-648-3174 extension 117 (RSVP appreciated, not required):

A tasty catered lunch from Reedville Catering able to serve 150 people.

Our honorary guest, Claudia Chinook! Weighing in at over 2,800 pounds and 14 feet tall, you may have seen Claudia trucking it through the 4th of July parade in Hillsboro.

Many local agencies and community groups will join us, adding to the festive mood.

We plan to offer some fun and educational activities for the whole family, including make-your-own fish print or wildlife track t-shirts.

We have other secrets up our sleeves, but cannot divulge them yet.

Be sure to join us Sep 19th for more surprises!

Questions? Contact Judy Marsh, Office Coordinator, at 503-648-3174 x117

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