Who we are

The South Santiam Watershed Council (SSWC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes and assists with voluntary, nonregulatory conservation efforts to improve the quality of our watershed. We are one of  many community-based nonprofit watershed councils in Oregon.

  • We obtain funding to carry out our own projects upstream and downstream or partner with other agencies on projects.
  • We work with landowners to find funding and help them make improvements to riparian areas of their land.
  • We run educational programs to help our communities understand what happens in our watershed and how it affects all of us.

Whether you live, work, or play in our watershed, whether you're in the timber industry or run a farm, local business, community organization, or school, learn more about where your water comes from and see what we do for you and what we can accomplish together!

SSWC's Mission

To involve local people in the enhancement and protection of the South Santiam watershed for the social and economic benefit of its landowners, managers, and users.

Are you in the South Santiam watershed?

This map shows our service area, which includes the whole watershed. If you live or own land within the watershed, we are here to serve you!

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News

Plan for Your Land Workshop 2021

By Mike Vernon | January 4, 2021
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Attend this FREE 4-part workshop series online at the end of January! Dates Four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 5 pm – 8 pm starting January 26, 2021. Location Zoom meetings. Details will be sent to registrants. What you will gain Learn about natural resources. Get professional guidance on conservation projects on your land. Connect with…

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Welcome to our new website!

By Shannon Richardson | December 26, 2020
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We hope that our new look will help you find the information that you’re looking for. If you live in the South Santiam watershed, or if it’s a special place to you regardless of where you call home, we are here to help you become even more invested in the watershed than you already are.…

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How do we touch your life?

Landowners and the SSWC

See how participating in restoration projects can enhance the value and quality of your land.

Communities and the SSWC

We sponsor the Outdoor School for Sweet Home school kids. Find out other ways that we enhance the community through our conservation efforts.

SSWC partners

We partner with many other organizations to synergize our resources and extend our outreach. See who else we're working with.

SSWC Volunteers

Love to use our waterways? Inspired to help the planet on a local level? Give back to the community by volunteering for SSWC events and other activities.