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!
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!
Volunteers are a critical part of the program and help to lead field stations, providing education for over 1,600 students annually about river health and the importance of salmon in the Pacific Northwest. The LBSW Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers for the 2021 field trip season as well as leading…Read More
Follow the link below to learn more about this free upcoming series and to register for the Wednesday seminars. This series emphasizes that fire preparation is not just for agencies, but for everyone, and focuses on how you and your community can be the most prepared for fire. The first webinar will kick off with…Read More