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!
Recently, board President Lee Peterman and his partner Shirley Jolliff were honored with Linn County’s Tree Farmers of the Year award from the Small Woodlands Association. The work they have done at their property, called Bogwood, has been a labor of love. Releasing oaks from a conifer canopy and working to enhance the historic water…Read More
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…Read More