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!
This fun event will help promote existing trail use within Lebanon and raise funds for continuing trail development into the future! Participants will walk, stroll, ride, roll and trot along segments of Lebanon’s trail system, visiting “poker dealers” hosted by local businesses along the way. The event starts at 9 am, dealers are available until…Read More
Our Salmon Watch season is right around the corner and after last year’s COVID-related hiatus, we are eager to return to in-person programming! This outdoor experiential education program helps 5th and 6th graders explore their watershed through the lens of salmon ecology. Small groups of students rotate through four stations—Water Quality, Riparian Areas, Macroinvertebrates, and…Read More