Get involved and help us improve the local fish and wildlife habitat of the Scappoose Bay Watershed. Be it volunteering at our Native Plant Nursery or one of our current projects, providing a donation, or buying plants at our two public Native Plant Sales, we’d love to hear from you.
At the Nursery
Volunteer work parties are every Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Activities include helping with plant care, collecting local seeds and cuttings, propagating plants, working at local events and supporting our customers at plant sales.
Help at local restoration projects. Volunteer opportunities vary by project. Check the events calendar for other on-site project opportunities or join our mailing list to be the first to find out about local events and workshops.
If you are interested in volunteering in other forms, please contact us at email@example.com.
Barbara’s cheerful willingness to help with any task at hand makes her an invaluable asset for us. She volunteers Thursday mornings at the Nursery, at Native Plants Sales, and more. Barbara enjoys propagating plants in her greenhouse and has donated dozens of native plants to our Nursery. She works part-time as a physical therapist, creates beautiful stained-glass art, and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
Lenny is long-time volunteer and a big help with mechanical jobs at the Nursery. He’s volunteered at many Native Plant Sales over the years. Originally a power plant engineer for Portland General Electric, Lenny now coordinates activities at a floating home community and volunteers for projects. When he isn’t addressing environmental concerns, he enjoys kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, bird watching and bicycling.
Jon has been helping out at the Nursery for several years. His valuable engineering skills have helped us make improvements to our watering systems. He’s also our go-to for any maintenance projects that need to happen in and around the nursery. He and his wife Linda (who has also volunteered at our Native Plant Nursery) are both avid gardeners in Warren.
Nova joined us a SBWC nursery volunteer in January 2021. A resident of St. Helens, she relishes spending time in nature and enjoys its wonder and beauty. Nova is always learning new things and broadening her knowledge of the PNW, mycology, herpetology, neuroscience and epigenetics. She’s skilled at reducing, reusing, and repurposing materials, and can often be found tinkering in her garden.
Buy Native Plants from Us.
Public sales are held twice a year on the 2nd Saturdays in April and October
- 2023 dates: April 8 & October 14.
- Click here for more information about our current sale
- Contact our Nursery Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you have special needs outside of these dates.
Make a Tax Deductible Donation.
Our mission is to promote and support a healthy watershed 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.
Formed in 1997, we are a 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-regulatory organization whose diverse group of dedicated volunteers share a common concern for our quality of life, our natural resources, and our community.
We employ a small staff, assisted by qualified contractors, volunteers with professional expertise, and natural resource agencies. The Council is a source of information about the watershed for residents, visitors, local groups and partners.
Native Plant Greeting Cards
- 5 5/8″ x 7 7/8″ folded
- Digitally printed cards on heavyweight stock
- Uncoated blank interior provides a superior writing surface
- Each card comes with a kraft envelope for mailing or gifting
$20 + shipping for a set of 8 (local pickup available). Contact us to order at email@example.com
5 Ideas for Property Owners to Help our Watershed
As a home, property, or land owner you can make a dramatic difference. Below are a few DIY projects you can do that will dramatically improve our watershed.
- Plant native plants
- Eliminate invasive species
- Increase wildlife habitat
- Improve water quality
- Support salmon habitat