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, January 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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Siuslaw Watershed Council General Meeting, January 25, 6:30 PM: “History of the Hoedads Restoration Cooperative; local planting of Sweet Creek, Indian Creek and Deadwood Creek watersheds, and other Hoedad stories.”                  

The Siuslaw Watershed Council’s General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25, at the Mapleton High School library at 10868 East Mapleton Road. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the meeting gets underway at 6:30 PM. The Hoedads Restoration Cooperative were started by Jerry Rust (later a Lane County Commissioner) and John Sundquist, and was active throughout the Northwest from 1971 to 1994. The hoedad is a hand tool that is used to plant bare-root trees on steep slopes. They met success in applying the cooperative model to tree planting. Many of the workers had college degrees and they were known for environmentalism, feminism and alternative economics. The Board of Directors and Executive Director will give a special award, project updates and announcements of upcoming activities. Photo courtesy of Jerry Rust.


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!