Category Archives: Announcements

OCEAN Receives $500,000 NRCS Grant Award

by Cathy McQueeney

This month, the Oregon Conservation and Assistance Network (OCEAN) received a $500,000 grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).  This award allows OCEAN to aid Conservation Districts in delivering Farm Bill program activities in their communities through coordination and training.  NRCS benefits by OCEAN facilitating more efficient partnerships with Conservation Districts in Farm Bill Conservation Program delivery. According to OCEAN president, […]

Oregon’s 100 Year Water Vision New Content

by Jeremy Baker

As many of you know, various state agencies recently finished an extensive outreach and engagement process to gather feedback on Oregon’s 100-Year Water Vision. After traveling across the state to hear from Oregonians, several teams worked to process and summarize nearly 4,000 individual comments about the Water Vision. Using this feedback, OWEB has updated the 100-Year Water Vision and provided a slate […]

Announcing CONNECT 2018

by Jason Faucera


April 17-19, 2018 Seaside Convention Center Seaside, Oregon Prepare for a conference of exceptional training and networking in beautiful Seaside Oregon. CONNECT is an annual training developed by and for conservation professionals, board members, and stakeholders throughout Oregon. Held in the spring since 2009, CONNECT provides training and networking opportunities for conservation professionals and stakeholders. CONNECT 2018 is a conference targeting those […]

Request for Proposals for Facilitated Riparian Session

by Jason Faucera

Oregonm Conservation Education and Assistance Network

Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network (OCEAN) in partnership with Yamhill SWCD, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) and Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is seeking a facilitator for a discussion with riparian restoration practitioners. RFP for Facilitated Riparian Session The session will take place April 16, 2018 in Seaside, OR, the day prior to OCEAN’s CONNECT 2018 conference. […]

Request for Proposals for CONNECT 2018 Conference Planning Services

by Jason Faucera

Oregonm Conservation Education and Assistance Network

Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network will enter into a contract to plan and coordinate the CONNECT 2018 conference on behalf of the Oregon Conservation Partnership (OrCP). The selected contractor will work with the Conference Executive Committee in the execution of all aspects of CONNECT 2018, including concept development, planning, event coordination and logistics management prior to and during the event, budget […]

OCEAN New Employee Handbook Available for Download

by Jason Faucera

OCEAN New Employee Handbook Cover

Over the past year, OCEAN has been developing a handbook for new employees that helps acclimate them to the unique role that conservation districts play within the conservation and natural resources community. The handbook provides an overview of statewide district programs and their purposes as units of local government, explains that each district has a unique natural resource base with a distinct […]

Future CONNECT and Conservation Gathering Conference Scheduling

by Jason Faucera

Oregon Conservation Partnership

The 2015 Gathering for Conservation conference hosted by the Network and OACD was well attended and well regarded. Similarly, CONNECT has been going strong since 2009, and has become a great event for district and council staff who want to focus on technical training. Both CONNECT and The Gathering have received overwhelmingly positive feedback along with suggestions for improvement. One frequent question […]

Network of Oregon Watershed Councils Seeks Executive Director

by Jason Faucera

Network of Oregon Watershed Councils

Network of Oregon Watershed Councils is seeking an Executive Director. Details of the position and instructions for applying can be found on the NOWC Jobs & Grants page. Reporting to a committed Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for strategic direction and overall leadership of the organization. S/he serves as the public face of the organization and works with watershed […]

River Restoration Northwest seeking Videos for ‘Stories of Our Watersheds’ Film Event

by Jason Faucera

River Restoration Northwest (RRNW) is seeking video submissions for their annual ‘Stories of Our Watersheds’ film event. The initial film screening will be held in Portland at the Hollywood Theater on April 13th, 2016. The planning committee is currently soliciting short films that acknowledge the many disciplines/perspectives of the river or watershed restoration industry, watershed stakeholders and river users. Films should not […]

OCEAN is excited to announce CONNECT 2016!

by Communications Committee


CONNECT 2016 April 19 – 21 Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach, Oregon Prepare for another year of great training, networking, and beautiful surroundings on the Oregon Coast. Registration details will arrive in late February or early March, and all materials will be posted on the CONNECT Event page on the OCEAN website. If you know of a Vendor or Sponsor that would be […]