The first Thursday of each month the MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a community meeting with a program presented by researchers, professionals and/or project collaborators. Following each presentation is our regular monthly board meeting, which the public is welcome to attend. Community meetings currently are help at the Visual Arts Center at 777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365. To see what this month’s presentation topic will be, check out our News and Events page.
Working with Native Plants
Volunteers directly contribute to restoring the watersheds within our working area. During the rainier months-- generally October through February-- restoration efforts focus on planting native species in riparian areas. Throughout the year, invasive species removal occurs, with special emphasis in the spring in summer to prevent harm to recent plantings during the growing season. In the spring, MCWC also partners with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to grow native plants at Brian Booth State Park for use in future restoration projects sites. Help is often needed at the nursery to sow seeds and start shrubs from cuttings.
Siletz River Clean-up
Each spring, MCWC and the Siletz Watershed Council team up with partners and volunteers to run a river cleanup on the Siletz River. We walk the banks and use boats to remove thousands of pounds of trash before it makes it to the ocean.
We are open to suggestions on how you may contribute your time to help MCWC fulfill its mission. Perhaps you are a teacher looking to get your students out of the classroom for some service learning, or perhaps you would like to help us in the office. Whatever you’re thinking, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We are always looking years down the line for potential watershed restoration projects. If you have land and are interested in participating in conservation and restoration projects, please contact us.