Category Archives: Outreach

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 […]


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 […]


Become a storyteller to get your message across

by Tom Salzer

Milk Creek Looking Downstream

Soil and water conservation districts are proud of the good work they accomplish, but too often they also believe their good work speaks for itself. The premise behind this belief is that nothing needs to be said because the work is of such high value, and the customers are so satisfied, that the district really doesn’t need to invest time, money, and […]