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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July 2016 SWC General Meeting!
Wednesday, July, 27th
6:30-8:30 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM

Honeyman State Park Meeting Center (big yurt), 5543 Canary Road, Florence, OR.

“The Salmon River Experiments: Lessons Learned for Intelligent Tinkering in Salmon Ecosystems"

A presentation by Dan Bottom, who has lead research efforts in the Salmon and Columbia Rivers to understand what is behind the changes in salmon populations and the impacts of human efforts to reverse declines in salmon populations. Dan will be sharing lessons learned including the results of the most recent work to understand the impact of coho hatchery program suspension.

“Aquatic Invasive Species and the Oregon Lake Watch Program"

Rich Miller, from Portland State University's Center for Lakes and Reservoirs will discuss aquatic invasive species in lakes including harmful algae blooms and a new Lake Watch volunteer monitoring program. Rich will also conduct a Lake Watch training in the afternoon form 2-5 PM at the meeting site. Interested persons can sign up at: http://www.pdx.edu/oregon-lake-watch

SWC updates, by The Board of Directors and Dan Carpenter, SWC Executive Director

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!