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Morrow SWCD Free Spray Days 2018

The Morrow Soil & Water Conservation District presents
Take care of those pesky yard weeks . . . for FREE!!

2018 POSTER Spray Day

Pre-mixed containers of Speed Zone** will be labeled and a Safety Data Sheet will be included.

Chemical donated by Morrow County Grain Growers

**SpeedZone is a non-restricted herbicide for turf/ornamentals.

Monday, May 14th, 9:00 am to Noon — Boardman NAPA Store
Wednesday, May 16th, 9:00 am to Noon — Irrigon City Park
Friday, May 18th, 9:00 am to Noon — Heppner City Park

Questions?  Please call the Morrow SWCD @ 541-676-5452

Water Start-Up Still In Progress

rainbirdWEID crews are still working to get water delivery started to everyone.  There are several areas of the District that don’t have water yet.  It is a process to get water started along our 27-mile canal, laterals, and pump stations.

If you are in one of the groups that still doesn’t have water, please have patience as our crews are working steadily to get delivery started to everyone.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 541-922-3814.

Prison Inmate Labor Crews working in Boardman

We are starting the manual cleaning of the open ditches and the concrete work on the main canal in early January.  We will bring in the labor crew from Two Rivers Correctional Institution (the prison inmate work crew) beginning January 8 and continuing through mid-March.

This is the 18th year that we have used the Inmate Program for cleaning of the laterals and the 5th year for using them on the concrete main canal.  We have been very pleased with the work in both time and value to the District.

Information about the inmate work crew:

  • Crew work hours will generally be from 8:15 am to 3:00 pm
  • We will start at Lateral 31 (the west end) and work up the canal
  • We may bring in a second crew if we get behind due to cold weather
  • The crews will be on the lateral or the canal right-of-way
  • A District employee and a prison guard will be with them at all times
  • The work crew will be clearly identifiable
  • These are low security inmates, specifically selected for this work

If you live along the main canal or an open lateral and want to be notified a day in advance of the prison labor crew working along your property, please call the District office at 541-922-3814.  We will put you on the notification list.  You need to call in each year that you want to be notified, as we don’t keep records from year to year.

Thank you, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


IPS-7th St. Pump Station Work Scheduled

We have an urgent repair to do on the 7th Street booster station on the Irrigon Pressurized System.  We have been waiting for a window to do the work when the weather changes and our parts are ready.

The repair is scheduled for June 8 and 9.  This will meanthat there will be no irrigation water for those served by this booster station for those 2 days. 

The system will go off on Thursday morning, June 8.  It will be off Thursday and Friday to do the repair.  We plan to bring it back up on Saturday morning, June 10, barring any unforeseen problems.

This only affects those served by the 7th Street booster station and not the whole Irrigon system.