Community Forums and Educational Videos

Our Council Board meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We’ve updated the schedule to reserve some meetings for education and engagement events and presentations.

Join us here to find out about our Community Forum topics and watch the video presentations, as well as find educational videos about things that matter to our watershed.

Community Forums

Topic: Watershed Function and Assessment Tools

June 15, 2022

See the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council present a general overview of watershed function and look at two assessment tools that can be used to quantify the economical and ecological benefits of healthy trees, soil, and biodiversity within the watershed. One tool looks at tree canopy and the other tool looks at ecological function within the watershed. We would like to gauge interest in these tools to help us assess the role the Council might play rolling these tools out for the community’s benefit. The discussion will be framed around how we value and manage our green assets within the Scappoose Bay Watershed.

Topic: What’s in the Stream?

September 14, 2022

Want to know what’s in the water in our streams? How do we know? Who is doing the work? Dive in for a virtual discussion on the status of water quality monitoring in the Scappoose Bay Watershed. We’ll have guests from Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.

Watch the video – What’s in the Stream?



Topic: Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

December 14, 2022

Alex Gorman, a forester with OSU, gives a talk about the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly destructive invasive forest pest that has killed over 100 million ash trees in the eastern U.S. since its first detection in 2002. Learn more about its biology, detection, and treatment.

Watch the video – Emerald Ash Borer



Educational Videos

Invasive Plants

Fire Safety for Floating Homes

How to Remove English Ivy