Who We Are

We are a 501(c)(3) organization that helps watershed residents work together to improve the health of the Coos Watershed. These efforts are rooted in science and driven by the belief that balance between economic and environmental interests is possible.

What We Do

The Coos Watershed Association creates a local, non-governmental network and funding resource so that landowners can easily communicate their issues and opportunities, and explore ideas and techniques for land management and watershed health.

What You Can Do

The Coos Watershed Association accepts donations in multiple forms. You can even donate your time. Every donation you make, big or small, strengthens our watershed by supporting community based education, monitoring, and restoration efforts.


Join Our Team: Fish Ecologist (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

We are seeking our next Fish Ecologist! This collaborative, supervisory position is responsible for managing and sustaining the Coho Salmon Life Cycle Monitoring Program, including data collection, compilation, analysis, and reporting. The position works closely with staff and partners on a wide variety of projects to further the Association’s missions through research, monitoring, and restoration planning.
Deadline to apply: July 20, 2022 by 2pm. Review of applications will continue as they are received.

Join Our Team: Summer Youth Crew and Assistant Restoration Technician

We are looking for students or recent graduates, age 16-24, to join us for a summer of working outside. Start date ASAP; position runs through August 26, 2022, with the possibility of extending into the fall. Apply by July 15, 2022.
We are also accepting applications for an Assistant Restoration Technician to assist with noxious weed surveys, native seed collection, and many other projects within our restoration program. This is a seasonal position starting in late July and running through the end of 2022, with the possibility of extending into early 2023. Open until filled; preferred start date July 25, 2022.

Volunteer Opportunity: Native Plant Nursery Days

What you'll be doing: Projects will include building raised beds for propagation of dune plants, heeling in trees, and other TBD nursery maintenance projects. The property is in the middle of a wetland preserve, so you will also have the opportunity to watch birds and other wildlife.
When: 4th Thursdays, from 8am-noon (May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25).
Where: Off of Catching Slough; exact location and directions will be provided upon sign-up.
Sign up (required): Email Ed Cope at or call 541-888-5922 Ext. 305. RSVP by 5pm on Tuesday of the event week. Feel free to email or call us with questions.
To learn more about the Matson Creek Wetland Preserve and the role of native plants in watershed health, visit

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