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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Siuslaw Watershed Council's 20th Annual Plant Giveaway!

Since 2000, the Siuslaw Watershed Council has given away thousands of free native plants every year to riparian landowners throughout the Siuslaw and Coastal Lakes Watersheds to promote water quality, salmon habitat and healthier streams! If you have a creek flowing through your property, or live along one of our scenic lakes, you may be eligible to receive free native plants from the Watershed Council to help support water quality and fish habitat in your own backyard!

River, and lakeside landowners may be eligible to receive free native plants from us this year, free of charge! Native plants growing along streams help reduce erosion, filter nutrients, and keep the water cool for salmon, trout and other aquatic species. Native plants are adapted to specific site conditions; we have some resources available to help you identify which plants will thrive alongside your backyard creek or lake! Siuslaw Watershed Council staff can also help advise you on plant selection and placement. You can download our informational brochure below:


After you've made your choice for what native plants will thrive alongside your creek or lake, please fill out the order form below:


Send us your requests early–supplies are limited. Priority is given to requests received prior to December 15th, although we will accept requests until February 1st. The Distribution date is Saturday, February 9th, 2019.

For more information, please call 541-268-3044, or e-mail nativeplants@siuslaw.org. This project is made possible through a grant from the Coast Range Stewardship Fund (USFS) and private individual donations.


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!