Soil & Water annual dinner and awards

The annual celebration and awards ceremony for Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District will be held in Eagle Point, Friday, Jan. 15.  The catered dinner will feature local products in keeping with the event theme of “from Farm to School.”    

Speakers include Marc Marelich of Bon Apetit Food Service and Barbara Boyer of Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District.  Marelich, serves local and sustainable products at several outlets at Willamette University in Salem where the emphasis is on sustainability.  Boyer will discuss Yamhill’s experience in developing a farm-to-school program and the role districts can play in developing a local foods program.    

Jackson County Commissioner C. W. Smith will act as auctioneer for the Fred Straube Memorial Scholarship fund and scholarship winners will be honored.  Mel Morris will provide technical assistance during the auction.  Friends having items to donate for the auction need to have those to the district office no later than Jan. 8.

Please contact the JSWCD office at 541-776-4270 (ext 3) for dinner reservations by Jan. 5,  so that planners will have an accurate count for the catering service.. Cost for the dinner is just $10.  Doors open at the Eagle Point High School at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m.

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