Category Archives: Announcements

Wallowa SWCD earns 2015 OCEAN Assistance Award

by Communications Committee

OCEAN is comprised of volunteers. We wouldn’t be able to provide services to Oregon’s Conservation Districts without the help of our volunteers, partners, and members across the state. Each year we look inward to see who amongst our community is going above and beyond to help OCEAN deliver services to its members and others across the conservation community. As a small token […]


Congratulations to Debbe Chadwick, OCEAN’s 2015 Employee of the Year

by Communications Committee

OCEAN’s is excited to announce that Debbe Chadwick has earned our 2015 Employee of the Year Award, which was presented at the CONNECT 2015 conference in Welches on April 23rd. Debbe’s work is indicative of the qualities that we look for when we select a recipient. What stood out about Debbe was her ability to build strong partnerships, to create solutions to […]


OCEAN is Restructuring to Increase Opportunities for Leadership

by Communications Committee

During our strategic planning session in February one of the major topics discussed was sustainability, not in the natural resource conservation context of the word, but rather in taking the momentum the organization has built over its recent past and sustaining it into the future. One of the outcomes of that discussion was the need to maximize participation at the board level. […]


OCEAN is now a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization

by Jason Faucera

Oregon Conservation Education & Assistance Network

OCEAN is happy to announce that effective February 4th, 2015, we have been determined by the IRS to be exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. While the discussion about this step originated more than 5 years ago, the process involved in making it happen was important to ensure that once we achieved non-profit status, we […]