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!

To learn more about the SWC follow the links below:

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General Meeting Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Mapleton High School Library, Mapleton. Doors open at 6:00 PM

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"See Birds!" The Oregon Coast has a great diversity and abundance of seabirds and shorebirds. We will hear all about them in this presentation packed with engaging photographs.

Ram Papish, President of Yaquina Birders and Naturalists, combines his education in fine art with his experiences working as a field biologist to create artistic and accurate wildlife images.

For over 20 field seasons, Ram worked as a biological sciences technician studying birds and other wildlife, primarily in Alaska. He has also authored and illustrated two children's books: The Little Fox and The Little Seal, published by University of Alaska Press. His  illustrations appear in many books and publications, including the Handbook of Oregon Birds, Northwest Birds in Winter, Oregon Birds, ‘Afield, and Seabirds of Alaska. Ram regularly presents on science and nature topics at bird festivals, local bird clubs and in public schools. He combines his backgrounds in art, science and public speaking to engage and educate the public on environmental topics.

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


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!