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Network of Oregon Watershed Councils


CONNECT 2018 Conference registration is open!
Council coordinators/EDs:
Please freel free to forward this news blast to your board members!

Registration is open for the upcoming CONNECT conference—the popular skill-building and networking statewide conference for colleagues across the state. A dedicated committee of your peers has been busy planning over 60 relevant and timely sessions — technical, administrative, leadership, etc.

Discounts! Staff and boards of councils that were 2017 Network of Oregon Watershed Council members –or current members receive a 10% discount on registration as a benefit of membership.

Some scholarships are available—please apply by Feb 14 using the attached form (please hold off registering until after you hear about your scholarship).

See you at the beach!

April 17th – April 19th
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside, Oregon


Early Bird Registration Cost is $250
register by March 23rd to avoid a $50 late feeRegistration is now open to employees and board members from:
Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils, Land Trusts,
NRCS, ODA, OWEB, and any speakers that would like to attend CONNECT.
Registration will be open to other partners interested after March 5th.To Register go to: https://connect_2018.eventbrite.com
Registration includes all meals, snacks, and conference materials
One Day Registration is Available for $125 per day
All Materials, including up-to-date schedules, will be posted on the CONNECT 2018 page



Field Trips
We are in the process of planning field trips.
Information and sign up will be available soon on the Registration page.


Scholarships are available again this year.
For details see the attached scholarship forms.
Scholarship Applications are Due Wednesday, February 14th by noon!
Recipients will be notified within a week.
(Please don’t register for conference until you have heard from us about your scholarship).


Attendees are responsible for their own lodging
There are a lot of options at government rate or lower cost throughout the Seaside Area.
There are no room blocks reserved for attendees.


Display Booth Opportunity

Districts, Councils, and Land Trusts have the opportunity to purchase a Vendor Booth Space at CONNECT 2018.
The reduced rate for these organizations is $95.
The space can be for one individual or multiple organizations can work together to create a booth.
More than one space can be reserved as well at the rate of $95 per space.
Please contact Lisa at connect@oceanconnect.org with questions.
The registration form is attached.


Network of Oregon Watershed Councils
Shawn Morford, Executive Director
Email: shawn@oregonwatersheds.org