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County hosts environmental hazards survey

Marion County is encouraging residents to participate in a health and environmental hazards survey.

The county is teaming up with Polk County and Willamette University on the survey, which is intended to gather community concerns about how heat waves, severe storms, wildfires, poor air and water quality and drought affect residents.

You can participate by going to  co.marion.or.us/HLT/PH/PS  and clicking on the red bar that says “take the environmental health hazards survey.” Residents also can pick up a physical copy at the Marion County Health and Human Services offices at 3160 Center St. NE in Salem or 976 N Pacific Hwy in Woodburn. Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Surveys are open to anyone 18 years of age or older and lives or works in Marion or Polk counties. The survey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete and is available in English, Spanish and Russian.  

Those who participate will be automatically entered to win a $50 gift card.

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