Siuslaw Saunter with Oregon Wild
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Siuslaw Saunter with Oregon Wild

Walk among giants! Join us and our friends from Oregon Wild on Sunday, October 8th, 10:30 to Noon, at Siuslaw National Forest’s PAWN Old Growth Trail for a guided hike, including interpretation of the natural and human history and the plant and animal life of this special place. Please feel […]

Waterfall Photography Workshop
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Waterfall Photography Workshop

Education and outreach project manager Tim Moffett will lead a casual hike along Siuslaw National Forest’s Sweet Creek Trail in Mapleton on Saturday, November 4th, 4:00-6:00 PM. The focus will be on waterfall photography, using whatever cameras participants have available, from cell phones to DSLRs. Enjoy the last of daylight […]

Mushroom Hunt & Culinary Demonstration — RESCHEDULED FROM 8/19
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Mushroom Hunt & Culinary Demonstration — RESCHEDULED FROM 8/19

Experts Britnee and Fernando will guide us in forest fungus foraging on Saturday, September 9th, 9:00-11:00 AM, at Bob Creek State Recreation Area, north of Florence on US101 (milepost 170). Our guides will begin with mushroom identification, followed by foraging, and end with a culinary demonstration. Participation is limited to […]

Birding Tour with McKenzie River Trust
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Birding Tour with McKenzie River Trust

Connect With the Land With Us! Join McKenzie River Trust to discover the birds found at Waite Ranch. ┬áJim Regali and Dennis Arendt will be our ornithology guides for this walking tour. Waite Ranch is about 3 miles from Florence, just east of the Cushman Bridge between Hwy 126 and […]

Siuslaw Estuary Cleanup
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Siuslaw Estuary Cleanup

Explore the estuarine marshes of the Siuslaw and contribute to habitat improvements by joining us for a litter cleanup on Saturday April 29th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Volunteers will be transported in groups via boat from the Port of Siuslaw Campground to a conservation area near Florence. The islands […]

Crayfish Workshop
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Crayfish Workshop

The River Mile Network have developed a crayfish data collection program to monitor species distribution, non-native introduction, and community health of the native crayfish species of the Pacific Northwest. Locally, we are recruiting a volunteer team to assist this effort on an as-available basis. On March 17th, 10:00 AM to […]

Invasive Species Removal & Dunes Walking Tour — RESCHEDULED FROM 3/04
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Invasive Species Removal & Dunes Walking Tour — RESCHEDULED FROM 3/04

Join local experts at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area on Saturday, March 11th, 12:00-3:30 PM for a Scotch broom removal work party and to learn about this diverse and ever-changing landscape via a guided dunes walk. Schedule: Introductory talk by expert on viewing platform BYO picnic lunch (bring your […]

Jig Tying Workshop
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Jig Tying Workshop

Our popular Jig Tying Workshop will return on February 18th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, led by project manager Caleb Mentzer and Board member Evan Moso, proprietor of Spin-X Designs Tackle! This will be an indoor lunchtime event at the Siuslaw Watershed Council office in Mapleton (10868 E Mapleton Rd). […]

Planting Party
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Planting Party

In early February our free Native Plant Distribution program will give away approximately 10,000 native trees and shrubs. Private landowners will use these plants to revegetate and restore riparian and lakeside areas. Some of these program participants will need assistance in planting. We are building a volunteer team to help […]

Annual Meeting & Potluck
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Annual Meeting & Potluck

Join your watershed neighbors and share a dish at SWC’s Annual Meeting & Potluck Who: All are welcome! When: Saturday, January 28th, 1:00-3:30 Where: Florence Senior Center, 1570 Kingwood St, Florence What: Community conversations. Learn about our upcoming restoration projects and free community activities. Volunteer for the Leadership Body. Vote […]

Waterfall Photography Workshop
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Waterfall Photography Workshop

Education and outreach project manager Tim Moffett will lead a casual hike along Siuslaw National Forest’s Sweet Creek Trail in Mapleton on Saturday, November 5th, 4:00-6:00 PM. The focus will be on waterfall photography, using whatever cameras participants have available, from cell phones to DSLRs. Enjoy the last of daylight […]

Mushroom Hunt & Culinary Demonstration
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Mushroom Hunt & Culinary Demonstration

Experts Britnee and Fernando will guide us in forest fungus foraging on Saturday, October 22nd, 9:00-11:00 AM, near Florence. Our guides will begin with mushroom identification, followed by foraging, and ending with a culinary demonstration. The location will be chosen and shared with participants after scouting, approximately a week before […]