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
Open Monday -Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Holidays
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Devastating impacts from the Coronavirus and economic shutdown brought uncertainty to all, including funds that are normally gathered through lottery dollars for the OWEB Small Grant program. OWEB has recently communicated that although the Small Grant program was put on hold for a few months, they are accepting new applications, and funding is secured through the end of the biennium.
If you have a restoration project in mind that enhances the watershed or provides benefits to fish and wildlife habitat call Abbie at 541-296-6178 x102. Or for more information click below to be directed to the grants page.
Click here to be directed to the Grant Programs page
OWEB Small Grant funding is now available
Grant Programs
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2019 Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Sampling Results
Wasco County Area Watersheds
Read the full press release here
The Wasco County SWCD has been a partner with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for the Pesticide Stewardship Partnership (PSP) since 2010. SWCD Staff collect water samples throughout the early Spring, Summer and twice in the Fall after wheat harvest. Samples are collected on Mill Creek, Three Mile Creek and Fifteenmile Creek. Over the past 10 monitoring years the Wasco Basin has seen reductions in pesticide detections and number of water quality exceedances. The 2019 season results show that the positive trend has continued.
Salem The Oregon State Weed Board (OSWB) awarded $4,086 to the Wasco County SWCD for the Yellow Flag Iris Treatment Project at their February 20-21, 2020 board meeting.
The award was one of 58 grants totaling $1,635,486 for the ODA Weed Grants ($1,416,509 for ODA Noxious Weed Grants, $218,977 for ODA County Noxious Weed Grants) recommended for approval in Cycle 33-2020 provided to local organizations statewide to support fish and wildlife habitat and water quality projects
Local Press Release
View the PSP 2019 Season Results Here
Mosier Watershed Council
Fifteenmile Watershed Council
The Dalles Watershed Council
Watershed Coordinator: Abbie Forrest
541-296-6178 x102
The Dalles Watershed Council will be hosting a GoTo Meeting on December 9th at 5:00 PM.
If you are interested in reviewing the informational packets for either of these upcoming meetings, or would like to participate please contact Drake Gilbert at drake.gilbert@usda.gov
The Fifteenmile Watershed Council will be hosting a GoTo Meeting on December 17th at 6:00 PM.
Upcoming meeting announcements:
Minutes and informational packets that were distributed to the watershed councils this fall are also uploaded and can be found at the links below.
September Minutes
September Minutes
The Watershed Council 19-20 Annual Report is now available.
Click the link below to review accomplishments and highlights on Watershed council activities from the last fiscal year including: successful grants, completed projects, monitoring efforts and watershed enhancement happenings.
2019 - 2020 Watershed Council Annual Report