Job Announcement

October 16, 2019

Assistant Project Manager Job Announcement

The Monument SWCD is looking for a highly qualified and motivated candidate to join our team.  Click on the link below for more information on the Assistant Project Manager job position and instructions on how to apply.

2017-2018 Annual Report

CANCELLED - Landowner Seminars

February 04, 2019

The Monument SWCD Board of Directors, at its February 4th regular meeting, decided to cancel the Landowner Seminars normally held in conjunction with our annual meeting.  This decision was not easy to make due to how well received this event has been through the years.  However, it was deemed necessary due to ongoing transitions and current staff workloads.  Please check back in coming months to see if the Landowner Seminars have been rescheduled for later in the year.  

The Monument SWCD Annual meeting will be held on March 4th.  See below for additional details.

DATE CHANGE- Monument SWCD Annual Meeting

March 04, 2019

The Monument SWCD's 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, March 4th beginning at 5:00 pm at the Monument Senior Center.  A review of the annual report will take place along with other monthly business items.  


Unlike previous years, there will be no Landowner Seminars held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.  These seminars are planned to return no later than next year.

Monthly Public Board Meetings

March 28, 2018

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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