Category Archives: Activities & Projects

Getting Ready for Winter

Winterizing your system and lawn will insure a smooth startup next spring and a beautiful lawn next season.  Please take a moment to read the tips below, which are also posted on our resources page.

For those of you who have meters, they are your responsibility to care for including repair and maintenance. The most common failure is freezing during the winter. Please remove your meter, drain all water, let dry, then store for the winter in a dry place such as a shop or garage. Be sure to call your ending meter reading in to the office.

Winterizing Your System

Winterizing Your Lawn


System Shutdown Information

Irrigon Pressurized & Non-Pressure Systems
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Southshore Drive, Boardman Pump Stations
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Main Canal – Umatilla, South Irrigon, Boardman
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Shutdowns will start at 7:00 AM
If weather turns cold/wet, shutdown may occur earlier

Your System Shutdown:
Don’t forget to drain and winterize your system.
If you have a meter, remove or winterize it.
Be sure to call the final meter reading into the office

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.