March Meeting Agenda

The next MSWCD monthly meeting will be held on March 2, 2020 at 5 pm in the Monument Senior Center.  The public is welcome to attend, see link below for meeting agenda details

Associate Director Position opening

Are you a local landowner or land manager interested getting more involved with the MSWCD ?  If so, the click on the link below to find out more about becoming an Associate Director.

Want to know what the MSWCD has been up to the past year?  Click on the Annual Report button to find out!

Thank You!

February 06, 2020

Thanks to everyone who came out and attended our 2020 landowner seminars.  The Monument SWCD truly appreciates the support and involvement of community members.  We also want to say a big thank you to the Monument school for cooking up a delicious tri-tip lunch!

Monthly Public Board Meetings

February 06, 2020

Monument SWCD Board meetings are held the first Monday of every month, 5:00 pm at the Monument Senior Center.  All meetings are open to the public.  

Meeting minutes and draft agendas are posted at our office for public viewing. If you would like more information about our meetings or minutes, please contact our office.

Jack Cavender - A Conservation Titan

January 27, 2017

On January 16th, Jack Cavender passed away at his home in Monument, Oregon surrounded by his family. He was 96 years old. Having moved to the Monument area in 1949, he was instrumental in shaping many aspects of the local community.


Jack taught Adult Vocational Agriculture at the Monument High School for seven years before beginning work at the Columbia Power Co-Op in 1957 as an irrigation engineer. In this position, he developed the Co-Op’s irrigation and farm supply business and engineered many of the original irrigation systems in
the area. He was also active with his own farming and ranching operations.


Jack was very involved on many local boards, including the Monument School Board and Monument Senior Center. He was one of the original board members on the Monument SWCD serving for numerous years, many as the Chairman. Jack was also instrumental in starting the North Fork John Day Watershed Council. He won numerous local and state awards for his work in conservation. Jack and his wife Clyde donated land for creation of the Monument River Park and granted public access for fishing and recreation at the irrigation reservoir on their property above the highway. The Monument SWCD enjoyed working with Jack recently on a project to enhance wetland habitat conditions located on his property next to the North Fork John Day River. He will be greatly missed.

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