Pendleton Convention Center
Pendleton, Oregon

May 2-4, 2017

CONNECT 2017 was another fantastic offering by the CONNECT planning team. Being the first year with open registration, attendance was greater than ever and the conversations and topics were much broader. By all accounts it was a great transition to the open format. OCEAN thanks all of the districts, councils, and partners that pitched in to help deliver this year's program. We also thank our sponsors (listed below) for their support. Without them, CONNECT simply wouldn't be possible. Please show them your appreciation and let them know that their sponsorship makes a difference. As always, OCEAN thanks the CONNECT 2017 presenters for delivering the relevant, high quality information that has become a hallmark of the CONNECT sessions.

CONNECT 2017 Program - Download PDF


OCEAN greatly appreciates the support of its sponsors, who help make CONNECT the most comprehensive and strongly attended technical training for Oregon's conservation districts. Sponsorship enables natural resource vendors and agencies to showcase their goods and services to conservation district and watershed council employees throughout the state. Go to our CONNECT 2017 Sponsors page to find out more about this year's fantastic sponsors.

2017 OCEAN CONNECT Program Sponsors

Ambassador Sponsor - $10,000 or greater

Oregon Natural Resources Conservation Service

River Sponsor - $5,000

Oregon Association of Conservation Districts
Network of Oregon Watershed Councils

Wetland Sponsor - $1,500

Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc.

Tributary Sponsor - $1,000

Special Districts Association of Oregon
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife - Oregon Conservation Strategy
Northwest Watershed Restoration, LLC

Friend of OCEAN

Oregon Department of Forestry
Idaho Power
Oregon Soil and Water Conservation Society