2015 was a landmark year! We thank all of you for your interest and dedication as MidCoast Watersheds Council members and volunteers. Over the course of our 21 year history, we have worked on over 200 projects and brought over 10 million dollars of grants into our local economy to support watershed restoration and conservation.
As we move into 2016, we will be working with a strong partnership of experts from the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council, and The Wetlands Conservancy to update our watersheds assessment (completed in 2001). We will use this assessment to prioritize our habitat restoration efforts which sustain a wide variety of threatened species on the Central Oregon Coast. This work will also help to support the NOAA coastal coho salmon recovery efforts coast-wide to assure not only a de-listing decision, but broad-sense recovery that supports vibrant recreational fisheries and a strong commercial fishing industry. We hope as you consider your end of year tax deductible contributions, you will support the MidCoast Watersheds Council.
Up to $1000 has been pledged by an anonymous donor to match 1 for 1 any contributions received before the end of the year.
No contribution is too small; please give in any amount you can. Checks can be sent to our office. Thank you very much for your continuing support for the conservation of our waters and lands!