Category Archives: CONNECT

Register Now for CONNECT 2017

by Jason Faucera

CONNECT 2017

CONNECT registration is now open. Please visit the CONNECT 2017 home page where you will find updated registration information, event schedules and other important information. We are excited to be offering attendance to not only district and council employees, but board members, agencies and partners of Districts, Councils, and Land Trusts across the state. This will be the only conference offered jointly […]


Announcing CONNECT 2017

by Jason Faucera

CONNECT 2017

May 2-4, 2017 Pendleton Convention Center Pendleton, Oregon OCEAN, NOWC, OACD and COLT are excited to announce our upcoming joint conference: Prepare for a conference of exceptional training and networking in beautiful Eastern 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 […]


CONNECT 2016 – People Are Our Greatest Resource

by Jason Faucera

CONNECT 2016

CONNECT has hit it’s stride in the past few years, making the success of this year’s conference less of a surprise and more of an expectation for regular attendees. I am continually amazed at how our planning team always seems to pull together fantastic resources and speakers, and at how prepared we are to handle the logistic issues that always arise when […]


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 […]


CONNECT 2016 is Open for Registration

by Jason Faucera

CONNECT 2016

Planning for CONNECT 2016 is wrapping up and we are excited to invite District and Council employees to Salshan Resort on the Oregon Coast for another great year of learning and networking. We are able to offer Full Registration again this year for $400 a person, which includes 2 nights lodging, meals, snacks, tuition, and materials. Registration materials can be found at […]


OCEAN is excited to announce CONNECT 2016!

by Communications Committee

CONNECT 2016

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 […]


CONNECT 2015: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

by Jason Faucera

OCEAN CONNECT 2015

It never ceases to amaze me how much work goes into planning the CONNECT conference. There are so many moving parts, yet every year we are able to put together a fantastic event. The best part about helping to plan an event like CONNECT is that you get to see it from both sides as organizer and attendee. You get to see […]


2015 OCEAN Annual Meeting Recap

by Jason Faucera

OCEAN Regions

OCEAN held its annual meeting at CONNECT on April 22nd, 2015. After a brief presentation about accomplishments and financial information, new bylaws were presented for adoption by the membership. The proposed bylaws were adopted, essentially changing OCEAN’s 8 basin structure for representation to a new 5 region structure. The total number of directors remains at 11, with at-large positions increasing from 3 […]


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 […]