Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is seeking nominations for its 2018 board of directors. This year, LNWC and its partners have restored access to 1.8 miles of salmon habitat, co-sponsored the 10th Biennial Nehalem Estuary Cleanup removing over 3.37 tons of trash and recyclables from the bay, provided education and outreach at more than 20 events, and received over $500,000 in grant funding. The council is seeking motivated community members to help guide the work of LNWC and implement its mission in 2018.
The duties of a board member include providing leadership and direction to the council, guiding the day to day work of the council, reviewing project and grant proposals, representing LNWC at partner and community events, and regular attendance at monthly meetings. The board is made up of five to seven members, including the chairman, vice chairman, and secretary/treasurer. Officers are appointed by the board members. The board of directors meets monthly, typically the first Wednesday of the month, at Nehalem City Hall, 35900 8th St., Nehalem, from 3 to 5 p.m. Meeting dates and times are set by the board and may change to meet diverse schedules. The next LNWC meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The agenda will include a discussion on board elections, current and future projects, and other council business.
The council welcomes participation from a diverse citizenry, including active or retired farmers, foresters, woodland owners, rural and urban residents, business owners, and government, university or NGO staff and scientists. All who live, work or play in the Lower Nehalem are eligible.
New board members will be elected by the LNWC membership at the Jan. 11 annual meeting and speaker series event at 7 p.m. at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita, 225 Laneda Ave. Contact the council coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-368-7424 for more information and to receive a board of directors nomination form. Nomination forms will be received until Dec. 5.