Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Watershed Councils prohibits discrimination against its employees, partners and participants for services and employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, and sexual orientation. Wasco County SWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Wasco County SWCD
2325 River Road Suite 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
Watershed Coordinator: Abbie Forrest
541-296-6178 x102
Open Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Holidays
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Grants for restoration and/or conservation projects are available!

The OWEB Small Grant program can award up to $15,000 for on the ground restoration projects for watershed enhancement.

The SWCD District Cost Share program can award up to $5,000 for conservation projects that address resource concerns ranging from erosion, precision ag, water quality and irrigation efficiency projects.

Check out the Grant Programs page for more information including eligible projects, and cost share requirements.
Click here for the Grants Page
The deadline to sign up for FAST for the 2020 irrigation season has passed.

If you missed the sign up deadline, contact FAST Coordinator Abbie Forrest ASAP
Call 541-296-6178 x102 or email abigail.forrest@or.nacdnet.net

FAST is a voluntary program for Fifteenmile and Eight Mile irrigators. The program is targeted to benefit ESA listed steelhead and protect them from high stream temperatures during the summer months by compensating irrigators who choose to curtail their water rights during an alert.
FAST Sign-Ups
Grant Opportunities

This event has been CANCELED.
The SWCD Annual Tree Sale has been canceled.

Folks will still be able to place individual orders throughout the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions please contact the SWCD office at 541-296-6178 x3.
Visit the FAST page for more information.
Continue to check back to this website for the latest updates regarding council business and scheduled meetings.
Grant Programs
Contact Us
Due to the uncertainty and concerns around COVID-19 all Watershed Council meetings scheduled in March have been canceled. Please take care of yourselves and your families.
Working collaboratively with communities and landowners to develop and carry out voluntary watershed protection, restoration, enhancement and stakeholder engagement activities across all land uses.
Wasco County Area Watersheds