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Watershed education coordinator seeks to connect kids with environment


July 17, 2019

Of The New Era

The South Santiam Watershed Council’s new education coordinator has a lot of ideas to keep local students busy.

Mike Vernon, 34, has succeeded Angela Clegg, who went to work in the city planning office last year. Vernon has finished his first Outdoor School for Sweet Home sixth-graders and an Outdoor School for Lebanon. He’s also been busy getting to know the nine members of the Youth Watershed Council.

“I’m really stoked to get to work in a small community like this,” Vernon said. “I’m so impressed with the high school students.”

Since coming to work in Swe...

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