Category Archives: Meetings and Events

OCEAN Awards Nominations Open Until April 3rd

by Communications Committee

OCEAN Employee of the Year Award

OCEAN is soliciting Award Nominations for presentation at CONNECT 2015. The deadline for submission is April 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Please take the time to nominate an outstanding District employee, and to ensure your employees are recognized for their length of service with Districts. These nominations enable OCEAN to recognize the people that help make conservation districts successful in delivering conservation […]

CONNECT 2015 Registration is Now Open

by Communications Committee


With planning for another great CONNECT conference well underway we are happy to announce that registration is open. 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 the CONNECT 2015 Home Page. Watch this video, courtesy of Wahoo Films to see […]

We’re Excited to Announce CONNECT 2015

by Communications Committee


Through the CONNECT program, OCEAN has provided high quality training to Conservation District employees for six years running. We invited Watershed Councils to participate in 2014, and it made the program even stronger. OCEAN is pleased to announce that CONNECT 2015 will be held April 22-24, 2015 at The Resort at the Mountain in Welches, Oregon. Planning is underway, and registration will […]

Your Silent Auction Deal Awaits!

by Lisa Kilders

Going once! Going twice! SOLD, to the supporter of Oregon Conservation Education & Assistance Network (OCEAN)!! Although the OCEAN auction is silent, who doesn’t get a thrill out of sneaking around to see if an auction item you want has a higher bid than your last offering? If you are fast enough you might be able to come in at the last […]

Register for the 2014 Gathering for Conservation, November 12-14

by Lacey Townsend

The 2014 Gathering for Conservation will be held November 12-14 at Eagle Crest Resort near Redmond, OR. The event, planned in partnership by OACD, NOWC, OCEAN, and the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT), will offer programming to both Districts and Watershed Councils. For more details and to register, please visit You must register by November 5. Please be sure to […]

Regional Conversations Between Districts, Councils and Land Trusts to Occur Over Six Summer Sessions

by Jason Faucera

Oregon Conservation Partnership

In the time since CONNECT, the Network of Oregon Watershed Councils (NOWC), Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, and OCEAN (to a lesser degree) have been working to hold regional meetings to discuss the current and future conservation landscape and how partnerships could positively benefit outcomes for everyone. CONNECT 2014 benefitted greatly from broadening the conversation to […]