About Scappoose Bay Watershed Council
We promote & support a healthy watershed.
We work through projects that protect and restore native fish, wildlife, and plants, and by working with the community to educate and encourage participation in enhancing and enjoying their natural surroundings.
July 1, 2021 – December 1, 2022Coho and Steelhead were historically abundant in Brush Creek, but over time, various factors have had a negative impact on the health of the stream and salmon populations. This project will provide a number of ecological benefits al...
September 14, 2020 – September 14, 2022We are partnering with the City of St. Helens to make improvements to the Nob Hill Nature Park. This restoration project will focus on removing invasive species that have contributed to the loss of Oak woodland habitat as we...
April 1, 2020 – December 1, 2021Coho, Steelhead and Cutthroat were all historically abundant in Raymond Creek, but over time, various factors have had a negative impact on the health of the stream and salmon populations. This technical assistance project will con...
June 2019-April 2020In order to address key limiting factors for salmonids, this restoration improved and enhanced fish and wildlife habitat along a quarter of mile section of North Scappoose Creek. Improvements to the physical habitat quality and complexity includ...
2018-2019The project goal is to detail current riparian corridor conditions and identify restoration actions that can effectively address resource concerns. This includes prioritizing projects to maximize limited resources, and working with landowners to educate th...
We work with the community to
Educate and encourage participation in initiatives.
Beyond restoration projects, we have put together a list of resources and programs for community members. This includes a checklist of DIY projects you can do.
WE ENCOURAGE ENHANCEMENT OF NATURAL AREAS BY
Educating our community and
offering native plants, shrubs, and trees.
Native Plant Nursery
Our nursery has one of the region’s largest selections of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns and sedges. Most of the plants go into local restoration projects and some are sold to the public at our plant sales in April and October.
Native plants are essential to our restoration efforts in the Scappoose Bay Watershed as they enhance wildlife habitat and preserve the health of local creeks.
We work together with community and student volunteers to cultivate and nurture native species for use in restoration projects, as well as bi-annual plant sales.
Volunteer activities include helping at the nursery, collecting local seeds and cuttings, propagating plants, working at local events and supporting our customers at plant sales.