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Welcome to the Siuslaw Watershed Council !

The Siuslaw Watershed Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides an opportunity for local people to plan and participate in the restoration of their watershed.

Watershed councils are volunteer driven organizations that develop and participate in community efforts to restore and protect watershed health, water quality and native fish populations. Every council is unique, and each council reflects the interests and land ownership patterns in their watershed. Councils are not governmental organizations and are not regulatory.

Anyone can participate in the Council! We help landowners fund and carry out protection and restoration efforts on their land. We form partnerships with industries and agencies to implement important research and restoration efforts. We provide educational opportunities for the Council and the community. If you are interested in watershed health, get involved! COUNCIL MEMBERS MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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General Meeting Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Florence Public Library Bromley room – 1460 9th St., Florence, OR. Doors open at 6:00 PM

"Watersheds & Climate Change Impacts – Siuslaw and Beyond"

 

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"Watersheds and Climate Change Impacts – Siuslaw and Beyond", will be given by Dr. Paul Ruscher, Dean, Science Division, Lane Community College at our upcoming General Meeting in Florence.

Oregon is home to a wide variety of biomes and landscapes – all exist within a watershed. Watersheds within the Coast Range and on the coast can be expected to undergo significant changes as a result of climate change, which is expected to be evident in western Oregon in this century.  Early signs are already apparent.  What is the scientific evidence for climate change generally, and in our region?  What are impacts on the coast and upstream from the bays and estuaries?  What are the consequences on economic activity by the people who make a living in our area?  These are all important questions; Paul will focus on trying to develop an understanding on the role that climate change plays on the coast and in the watershed, and will look at some recent extreme examples of regional impacts to highlight how climate change might be expected to play a role on life in the Siuslaw Watershed.

There will also be an Board of Director and Executive Director updates on various SWC projects.

See You There!

 

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If you would like a membership or to make a donation to the SWC, please click here to to go to our Membership and Donation page. You will be able to donate online or download a form to send in to join or donate. Thank you for your interest in the Siuslaw Watershed Council!