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.


Hiring Summer Youth Crew Members

We are looking for youth (age 16-24) to join our watershed restoration summer youth crew! This is an excellent opportunity for youth wanting to spend the summer working outside while gaining skills and experience in the natural resources. The crew will run from June 20-August 26, 2022, and the deadline to apply is May 27.

Hiring Summer Road Crew Members

We are currently accepting applications for a seasonal, full-time Survey Lead and Survey Technician to form our two-person road survey crew this summer. Crew members will be using handheld devices to collect GPS data on roads and drainage features (culverts, bridges, etc) and assess erosion potential near streams in and around the Devils Staircase Wilderness and near the South Fork Coos River. The info gathered will help us develop projects to improve conditions for the road and surrounding streams.

Preferred start date: June 13st - 20th, 2022

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Mini Mayfly Festival pop-up tents in May

To celebrate the 6th year of the Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival, we will be bringing a "mini" version of the festival to you! Each week in May, we will set up our Mayfly booth somewhere different in the watershed. Come visit us at any of the four locations! Check this page and our Facebook page for updates and info.

CoosWA Annual Meeting & Teddy Villers Scholarship Announcement

On March 30, 2022, we held our annual meeting virtually. A few highlights included reviewing and celebrating our 2021 accomplishments, discussing the recently completed Coos Basin Coho Strategic Action Plan, and presenting the 6th annual Teddy Villers natural resources scholarship.

If you missed the annual meeting, you can view the presentation PDFs below. Also, make sure you check out our annual report above for more highlights that we weren't able to cover during the meeting!


2022 Teddy Villers scholarship recipient:

Aubrey Thorsen

Aubrey currently attends Southwestern Oregon Community College and plans to transfer to Oregon State University to study Forest Management. She is very active in her community as a member of the SWOCC environmental club (Green Team) and a committed, long-term Coos Watershed Association volunteer and youth program alum. She is passionate about the environment, trees, and conservation, and has a knack for inspiring others to care about these topics. Congratulations, Aubrey, and thank you to all the other applicants; we were incredibly impressed by your achievements and articulation of why and how you want to make a difference in this field.


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