January 9 Public Meeting on Ladd Marsh Management Plan

ODFW will host a public meeting January 9, 2019 from 6-8 PM  at the Community Room in Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th St., La Grande.

The topic will be the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Management Plan which is due for an update after 10 years. ODFW staff are not recommending major changes to the Plan, but members of the public are welcome to offer their suggestion at the meeting. Public comment can also be emailed to wildlife area manager Kyle Martin at Kyle.W.Martin@state.or.us no later than January 18.

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Friends of Ladd Marsh Annual Meeting & Calendars

The Friends of Ladd Marsh Annual Meeting is set for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT THE LA GRANDE LIBRARY, beginning at 7:00 PM. Please join us for a recap of the many activities you have engaged in this year as well as a presentation by FOLM Board President Scott Findholt on the first season of MAPS songbird banding on the marsh. There will also be a short business meeting and election of Board members and officers. With the holiday season approaching fast, it is a good time to pick up FOLM items for yourself or as gifts. The 2019 Ladd Marsh Calendars will be available for purchase at the meeting (photo),in addition to T-shirts and hats.

See you there!

If you just can’t make it to the meeting, calendars are also available at Red Cross Drug, JaxDog Café and Books, Blue Mountain Outfitters and the Bobolink in La Grande. These businesses do not earn any profits from selling our calendars so when you visit them, let them know you appreciate their support of Friends of Ladd Marsh.

2019 Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Calendar

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Check Out Our Website Updates!

Our site has undergone a much-needed update. It looks pretty much the same but the information has been updated where needed and a few new goodies have been added:

  • The most exciting update is the ability to Join Friends of Ladd Marsh or Renew Your Membership ONLINE! Check out the Membership page under “About FOLM” and click “Join or Renew Now” to complete the membership form and pay with PayPal or a credit card. You select the membership level. If you select “Family” but don’t need the parking permit, you can opt out to save FOLM the $30 for the permit. The form allows for additional donations as well. Now there is no reason to delay joining or renewing. It is easy and quick.
  • At the upper right of the home page is information about the First Saturday Bird Walk. If you forget the time or place to meet, check there for your reminder. You won’t need to know the date because it is on the first Saturday of every month.
  • The Sandhill Crane Telemetry project (under Education and Research) has been updated with what we have learned in the 3 years of the project so far. We have also added a few photos with more to come.
  • Still to be done, we hope to add many photos to the Galleries so check back often for new pictures of life on the marsh.

We want to thank Cindy Edwards at Idea Associates for taking some poorly thought-out ideas and turning them into reality. Cindy will continue as our Web Master for FOLM into the foreseeable future so you can expect more updates and improvements. Thank you Cindy!

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