OSU Extension Service: Benton County

OSU Extension Service: Benton County Benton County Extension Service faculty, staff and volunteers offer objective, research-based information to help Benton County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills and manage resources wisely.

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The Benton County OSU Extension office is open by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment online through bookings or call our office at 541-713-5000. [email protected]t.com/bookings/" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/[email protected]t.com/bookings/

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Missing cat in north CorvallisIf you have any information or have seen Mischa, please call Carol at 541-745-9145
08/31/2021

Missing cat in north Corvallis

If you have any information or have seen Mischa, please call Carol at 541-745-9145

Missing cat in north Corvallis

If you have any information or have seen Mischa, please call Carol at 541-745-9145

08/26/2021
OSU Extension Service Benton County - You can book online!

Starting Monday August 30, 2021, our office will be open on an appointment-only basis. If you need to make an appointment, please do so online through the link below, or call our office at 541-713-5000. Thank you!

Bookings Appointment Scheduler:
[email protected]t.com/bookings/" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/[email protected]t.com/bookings/

You can now book and manage appointments using our booking page.

There is a lot of fruit ripening at this time of year and in this heat.  Here's a flyer that shows how to preserve fruit...
08/11/2021

There is a lot of fruit ripening at this time of year and in this heat. Here's a flyer that shows how to preserve fruit by freezing - no need to heat up the kitchen with canning!

English:https://www.foodhero.org/sites/foodhero-prod/files/monthly-magazines/Freeze%20Fruit%202021%20Monthly.pdf
Spanish:https://www.foodhero.org/sites/foodhero-prod/files/monthly-magazines/Freeze%20Fruit%20Spanish%202021%20Monthly.pdf

Community COVID-19 Vaccination Events for Benton County (in Corvallis, Alsea, Monroe, and Philomath)See attached photos ...
07/20/2021

Community COVID-19 Vaccination Events for Benton County (in Corvallis, Alsea, Monroe, and Philomath)

See attached photos for event details in each location

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Eventos comunitarios de vacunación COVID-19 para el condado de Benton (en Corvallis, Alsea, Monroe y Philomath)

Vea las fotos adjuntas para ver los detalles del evento en cada ubicación

Be a Food Hero!  Stay hydrated through FoodFeeling dehydrated from this heatwave? Fruits and vegetables are largely wate...
07/01/2021

Be a Food Hero!

Stay hydrated through Food

Feeling dehydrated from this heatwave? Fruits and vegetables are largely water content and can be an easy way to contribute to your daily water intake.

Visit www.foodhero.org for fruit and vegetable based recipes AND ideas for flavored water.

Also check out this article on foods that are high in water to quench your thirst. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/dehydrated-these-7-foods-will-satisfy-your-thirst-and-hunger/ .

Be a Food Hero!

Stay hydrated through Food

Feeling dehydrated from this heatwave? Fruits and vegetables are largely water content and can be an easy way to contribute to your daily water intake.

Visit www.foodhero.org for fruit and vegetable based recipes AND ideas for flavored water.

Also check out this article on foods that are high in water to quench your thirst. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/dehydrated-these-7-foods-will-satisfy-your-thirst-and-hunger/ .

06/28/2021

Due to the current weather conditions and for the safety of our staff, we will be closing at 12pm today.

Our phones will still be monitored remotely. However, our office location will be closed for dropoffs, pickups, and other business. We expect to be able to reopen tomorrow Tuesday, at our normal time of 8am.

We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

06/24/2021

PREPARE FOR THE HEAT WAVE
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, start now. Limit caffeinated or alcoholic drinks.
Cover any windows that face the sun with aluminum foil covered cardboard. This is very effective in keeping out heat. Plain cardboard or heavy fabrics will also help. Add extra coverings even if you have curtains.
Fill extra space in your freezer with containers of water now so they can freeze before the big heat hits. This will help keep the freezer cold if the power is out, and will help even if it remains on. It will also provide you with cold packs if you need them to cool off.
Check now for “cooling centers,” locations you can go to cool off during the hot part of the day in your community.
Have a fan to move air in your home if you don’t have air conditioning. When the temperatures drop at night, open doors and windows to cool off the interior of the home before the sun comes up the next day. Keep as many lights and appliances turned off as possible.
Prepare for power outages. Keep cell phones charged. Fill car with gas. Have insulation to surround freezer. Have a supply of water ready if you have a well.
Have light, ready-to-eat foods ready for regular small meals and snacks.
Check on family, friends and animals often. Make sure animals have a cool place and plenty of water.
Limit outdoor activities and rest indoors during the hottest parts of the day.

GET OUTDOORS DAY - DÍA AL AIRE LIBREWhat is Get Outdoors Day?Every year in early June the OSU Research Forests, OSU Exte...
06/08/2021

GET OUTDOORS DAY - DÍA AL AIRE LIBRE

What is Get Outdoors Day?

Every year in early June the OSU Research Forests, OSU Extension Service, and Community Health Centers of Linn and Benton County hosts Get Outdoors Day in Peavy Arboretum. During this event, the forest brims with bilingual activities, families, and community groups – all coming together with the goal of getting people outside, enjoying community, and hopefully trying something new along the way (like catching a fish in Cronemiller Pond for the first time). We make sure to offer free transportation to the event to ensure that every family has a chance to take part in the fun.

Due to the uncertainty with COVID-19, we made the tough decision to forgo having kids and families congregate in the forest this year. Instead, we created an ‘On the GO’ edition of Get Outdoors Day.

Cada año a principio de junio, los Bosques de Estudio de OSU, Servicios Extensiones de OSU, y los Centros Comunitarios de los Condados Linn y Benton organizan Día Al Aire Libre en el Arboreto Peavy. Durante este evento, el bosque está lleno de actividades bilingües, familias, y grupos comunitarios, todos unidos con el objetivo de salir, disfrutar con la comunidad, y con suerte aprender algo nuevo. Nos aseguramos de ofrecer transporte gratuito al evento para que cada familia tenga la oportunidad de participar en la diversión.

Debido al COVID-19, no estamos listos para que los niños y familias se congreguen en el bosque este año. En lugar del evento, lanzaremos una edición [On The Go] del Día al Aire Libre.

How does it work?

Each square in this bingo page represents a fun activity that you can complete. We hope you can use this as a way to get outside, learn something new, and have FUN! How many Bingo squares can you do?

Cada cuadrado de esta papel de bingo representa una actividad divertida que puedes completar. Esperamos que puedas usar esto como una forma de salir, aprender algo nuevo, ¡y DIVERTIRTE! ¿Cuantos cuadrados de bingo puedes hacer?

Sign up for a Get Outdoors Day Magazine!

We are also offering a FREE Get Outdoors Day magazine that contains many of these activities in one easy-to-read packet. If you are interested in receiving a Get Outdoors Day magazine, please fill out this form.

Estamos ofreciendo una revista GRATUITA para el Día al Aire Libra que contiene muchas de estas actividades en un paquete que es fácil de leer. Si estás interesado en recibir la revista, completa un formulario fácil. (Si necesita ayuda en español, llame a Harumy Concepcion al 541-250-6736)

https://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/outreach-education/go-day

GET OUTDOORS DAY - DÍA AL AIRE LIBRE

What is Get Outdoors Day?

Every year in early June the OSU Research Forests, OSU Extension Service, and Community Health Centers of Linn and Benton County hosts Get Outdoors Day in Peavy Arboretum. During this event, the forest brims with bilingual activities, families, and community groups – all coming together with the goal of getting people outside, enjoying community, and hopefully trying something new along the way (like catching a fish in Cronemiller Pond for the first time). We make sure to offer free transportation to the event to ensure that every family has a chance to take part in the fun.

Due to the uncertainty with COVID-19, we made the tough decision to forgo having kids and families congregate in the forest this year. Instead, we created an ‘On the GO’ edition of Get Outdoors Day.

Cada año a principio de junio, los Bosques de Estudio de OSU, Servicios Extensiones de OSU, y los Centros Comunitarios de los Condados Linn y Benton organizan Día Al Aire Libre en el Arboreto Peavy. Durante este evento, el bosque está lleno de actividades bilingües, familias, y grupos comunitarios, todos unidos con el objetivo de salir, disfrutar con la comunidad, y con suerte aprender algo nuevo. Nos aseguramos de ofrecer transporte gratuito al evento para que cada familia tenga la oportunidad de participar en la diversión.

Debido al COVID-19, no estamos listos para que los niños y familias se congreguen en el bosque este año. En lugar del evento, lanzaremos una edición [On The Go] del Día al Aire Libre.

How does it work?

Each square in this bingo page represents a fun activity that you can complete. We hope you can use this as a way to get outside, learn something new, and have FUN! How many Bingo squares can you do?

Cada cuadrado de esta papel de bingo representa una actividad divertida que puedes completar. Esperamos que puedas usar esto como una forma de salir, aprender algo nuevo, ¡y DIVERTIRTE! ¿Cuantos cuadrados de bingo puedes hacer?

Sign up for a Get Outdoors Day Magazine!

We are also offering a FREE Get Outdoors Day magazine that contains many of these activities in one easy-to-read packet. If you are interested in receiving a Get Outdoors Day magazine, please fill out this form.

Estamos ofreciendo una revista GRATUITA para el Día al Aire Libra que contiene muchas de estas actividades en un paquete que es fácil de leer. Si estás interesado en recibir la revista, completa un formulario fácil. (Si necesita ayuda en español, llame a Harumy Concepcion al 541-250-6736)

https://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/outreach-education/go-day

For Benton county landowners, you have an opportunity to apply for grant funds (up to $5,000) to implement non-lethal an...
05/24/2021
Agriculture & Wildlife Protection Program

For Benton county landowners, you have an opportunity to apply for grant funds (up to $5,000) to implement non-lethal animal damage deterrents on your farm! The Benton County Agriculture and Wildlife Protection Program (AWPP) encourages the proactive use of non-lethal animal damage deterrents in an effort to foster the coexistence of agriculture, livestock and wildlife in Benton County.

The AWPP grant program is in its fourth year. Last year’s grantees were located throughout the county and implemented a variety of non-lethal deterrent projects including upgraded fencing and construction of small barns for enclosing livestock at night.
Applications are due July 30, 2021. Grants will be awarded September 1, 2021.

See full details on how to apply here:
https://co.benton.or.us/awpp

In June 2017, the Benton County Budget Committee approved a two-year pilot program to encourage the proactive use of non-lethal animal damage deterrents in an effort to foster the coexistence of agriculture and wildlife in Benton County. In June 2019, the Benton County Budget Committee approved $45,...

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and Resources in Benton County1. Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Eventsa. C3 Drop-In Cli...
05/13/2021

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and Resources in Benton County

1. Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Events
a. C3 Drop-In Clinic every Thursday – See flyer
Drop-in, community vaccines, now available!

Who: Patients and any community members 18 years and older*
What: Drop-in vaccines available to the public
When: Every Thursday from 8:30am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Corvallis Community Center
2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

*While vaccination in Oregon is open to anyone 16 years and older, this drop-in clinic only offer Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines, both approved for people 18 and older. Pfizer (16 and older) is available at some community events.

b. Blodgett Drop-In Vaccine Event – See flyer
Drop-in vaccine clinic. No appointment necessary!
Moderna vaccine (18+) while supplies last

Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Blodgett Elementary School
35177 Tum Tum Road

c. Monroe Drop-In Vaccine Event – See flyer
Drop-in vaccine clinic. No appointment necessary!
J&J vaccine (18+) while supplies last.

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Monroe Grade School
600 Dragon Drive

d. Kings Valley Drop-In Vaccine Event – See flyer
Drop-in vaccine clinic. No appointment necessary!
Moderna vaccine (18+) while supplies last.

Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Kings Valley Charter School
38840 Kings Valley Highway

e. Teen Day (16+) at OSU Reser – Details to come!
Drop-in vaccine clinic. No appointment necessary!
Pfizer vaccine (16+) while supplies last.

Date: Thursday, May 20
Time: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Location: OSU Reser Stadium

2. FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds – Oregon to conduct additional review
•The FDA recently approved Pfizer for 12 to 15 year olds; however, there is still additional review to be conducted by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup before it can be authorized for use with adolescents in Oregon. More to come on Oregon specific plans for this age group.
•You can read more here: https://www.opb.org/article/2021/05/10/fda-approves-pfizer-vaccine-for-adolescents-but-oregon-will-do-additional-review/


3. For more local vaccine event opportunities, please visit Benton County website: https://www.co.benton.or.us/covid19/page/current-and-upcoming-vaccination-clinics

4. Online Vaccine Locator: Vaccines.gov
Vaccines.gov helps community members discover vaccine availability at local providers and pharmacies. Community members will be able to find information on:
•Location of vaccine
•Website and phone number for providers and pharmacies
•Hours of operation
•Instructions on how to take the next step to get vaccinated

5.Text Message Vaccine Locator - Community members can text their zip code to 438829 (GETVAX) or 822662 (Vacuna) to receive the three vaccination locations near them.

05/06/2021

Preview a great selection of native plants starting today, and get ready to order soon. Proceeds support Benton County Master Gardener Association and garden education for youth and adults.

https://www.bentonmg.org/plant-sale

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04/22/2021

Take a sneak peek at what's coming for our online veggie and herb sale! Then come back on April 24th to place your order for pick up the weekend of May 8-9.
https://www.bentonmg.org/plant-sale

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Wildfire Wednesdays: Be Ready, Be Set, Go!Date: April 28Time: 12:00-1:00pmWildfire evacuations are becoming a reality th...
04/22/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Fire Aware. Fire Prepared. Wildfire Wednesdays. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Wildfire Wednesdays: Be Ready, Be Set, Go!

Date: April 28
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Wildfire evacuations are becoming a reality that individuals and communities throughout Oregon are face each fire season. Want to learn how you can prepare for evacuation from a wildfire? Join us as we hear from fire and emergency managers in Oregon about what you and your community can do to be the most prepared to evacuation from a wildfire. We will talk about where to get updates and information on wildfire evacuation, how to create a 72-hour bag, and what to consider when creating an evacuation plan including contingencies for children, the elderly, pets, and livestock.
Registration: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vlJQw4n1Rgq3l38Ipdyy1g Register once for one or ALL webinars!

https://mailchi.mp/oregonstate/bereadybesetgo

Are you ready for the next wildfire season? Last summer’s wildfire events impacted most Oregonians and we learned that EVERYONE living in Oregon should be prepared for a wildfire emergency. Every community is different though, and it can be difficult to navigate all of the resources. A series of w...

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Little green caterpillars are decimating Exbury Azaleas. Used Bt. Noticed them hanging from an oak tree also. What else will they ruin?