Projects

  • South Scappoose Creek Restoration

    Streamside restoration activities along the South Scappoose Creek through the City of Scappoose, have been approved. The creek has historically provided habitat for Coho salmon and Steelhead, but over time, changing conditions of the creek have had a negative impact on the health of the stream. This restoration project will

  • Dart Creek Fish Passage

    Over the past 10 years, the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council has been actively working to restore fish populations in the Milton Creek basin through fish passage correction and habitat enhancement projects. Dart Creek is a tributary of Milton Creek. This project restores fish access to creek waters above Robinette Road.

  • Springlake Community Pond Restoration

    In partnership with the Springlake community, the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council (SBWC) made improvements to the riparian area of a local community pond near the Scappoose Bay Bottomlands. A key goal of the project was to improve native wildlife habitat. During this project, the council worked with a homeowner community

  • Milton Creek Large Woody Debris Restoration

    Milton Creek LWD Project is a partnership between the SB Watershed Council and the City of St. Helens. The goal was to install large wood into the mainstem of upper Milton Creek, slowing the creek and restoring natural processes by creating pools and restoring side-channels. The Council worked with two

  • Living on the Water

    A new publication is now available to help guide those who rent or own floating homes, or own and manage moorages in our District.  The guide covers a host of issues unique to folks who live on the water and care about protecting and enhancing the natural resources around them.

  • Milton Creek Riparian Restoration

    The Milton Creek Restoration Project worked with nine landowners to enhance approximately 0.9 miles of Milton Creek by managing non-native vegetation and planting with appropriate native vegetation. The project included removing reed canary grass and other invasives along the riparian area, and plating nearly 15,000 native trees and shrubs. A seasonal tributary to Milton

  • Scappoose Confluence

    The North and South forks of Scappoose Creek come together just north of Scappoose. The Watershed Council addressed degraded creek conditions by installing large wood to develop additional channels and complexity for salmon habitat. Riparian vegetation along the confluence was also enhanced. The Council worked with two landowners to enhance

  • Hogan Ranch

    Hogan Ranch is located on the Scappoose Bay Bottomlands, an important wetland area of the watershed. In 2004 the NRCS acquired a conservation easement on the property, and between 2008 and 2010, the Council conducted water quality and vegetation studies as part of restoration and enhancement efforts. Water quality monitoring was

  • Nob Hill Nature Park

    Nob Hill Nature Park is an approximately 5-acre green space owned by the City of St. Helens. It is located at the south ends of 3rd and 4th streets near historic downtown St. Helens.  It can also be accessed from Plymouth St., right across from the water treatment facility (451 Plymouth

  • Fish Passage Corrections

    The Scappoose Bay Watershed Council has been working on replacing failing culverts with improved fish passages since 2001. We have worked with a wide variety of partners to remove or replace 43 barriers, opening up over 57 miles of creek for fish access. FIsh passage corrections have been based primarily on