Siuslaw Watershed Council
Help SWC Collect Seed for Restoration in Western Oregon

Help SWC Collect Seed for Restoration in Western Oregon

Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership Help With Seed Collection SWC friends and family, In just one year, the SWC staff and volunteers will plant up to 30,000 native plants in the Siuslaw Watershed and Coastal Lakes basins. Many of the seedlings come from our friends at the Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership, […]

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Fall Photo Contest

Fall Photo Contest

Enter the SWC Fall Photo Contest! The public is invited to enter our Fall Photo Contest. The theme of the contest is WATER. All photos should depict the theme and be from an area within the Siuslaw watershed (Lorane/Blachly in the east to Florence/Pacific Ocean in the west and including […]

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Project Update – Knowles Creek Salmonid Lifecycle Monitoring

Project Update – Knowles Creek Salmonid Lifecycle Monitoring

Greetings SWC members! Despite the circumstances in 2020, the SWC continues to make progress restoring habitat and protecting the Siuslaw’s natural resources. As spring flowering gives way to summer heat, the SWC looks back on successful planting and monitoring projects, and forward to late summer habitat restoration. We hope you’ll […]

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Education Update

Education Update

An update on our education program… The COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on many of us in how we normally operate, both personally and professionally. Like no other, our education community had to adapt immediately to the virus while still meeting the community needs of our students and learning […]

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Film Streaming Event: The Beaver Believers

Film Streaming Event: The Beaver Believers

Offering our first online event! Join us online on Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00pm – and meet the Filmmaker after the event! Presented in Partnership with McKenzie River Trust and the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, we are thrilled to bring this film planned earlier this year to your homes […]

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Siuslaw Institute Bid Solicitation Fivemile Bell

Siuslaw Institute Bid Solicitation Fivemile Bell

The Siuslaw Institute (SI) is seeking a qualified contractor to remove vegetation and regrade five acres, fill 1,000 feet of straightened stream channel, place 60 plantation trees (trees are staged onsite), decommission three miles of roads, and remove and construct one hardened dip in the valley-bottom road in the Fivemile […]

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Earth Day 50th Anniversary and the Story of the Siuslaw

Earth Day 50th Anniversary and the Story of the Siuslaw

This week marks the 50th Anniversary of #EarthDay, a global celebration encouraging education and stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. A lot has happened in 50 years. The Siuslaw Watershed has been shaped by change. Managed and stewarded by Siuslaw tribal people for generations and into today, the watershed at […]

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Siuslaw Watershed Seeks New Director

Siuslaw Watershed Seeks New Director

“I had the privilege to lead an amazing team of folks who work tirelessly to restore our river…” — Eli Tome, SWC executive director by Chantelle Meyer After three years working in the Siuslaw region, Siuslaw Watershed Council (SWC) Executive Director Eli Tome is voyaging north to work at a […]

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Siuslaw Watershed Studies Program

Siuslaw Watershed Studies Program

Since our formation in 1997, education has been a pillar of our mission and a fundamental component of our work to restore salmon habitat and support a resilient community. Over the last two years, we’ve developed a unique partnership with Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO) to bring engaging ecology […]

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Siuslaw Award for Non-Profit Achievement

Siuslaw Award for Non-Profit Achievement

This year we were honored to receive the Non-Profit Achievement Award from the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce at their annual Siuslaw Awards event. With the strong support of our membership, and the collaborative work of all of our partners, we were able to demonstrate how our work not only […]

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