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.


Now Hiring: Winter Youth Crew Member

We are accepting applications for a Winter Youth Crew Member, who will work up to 40 hours per week (exact hours may vary seasonally). This is a field-based, seasonal, grant-funded position, in which the grant specifies that the crew member(s) be between the age of 16-24 at time of hire. We are able to accommodate candidates with both full and part-time availability.

Start date: January 23, 2023

Deadline to apply: January 18 (applications reviewed as they are received)

We recently wrapped up the four-year process of developing the Coos Basin Strategic Action Plan for Coho Salmon Recovery (SAP) with the Wild Salmon Center, and the final draft is now available! This project prioritized the areas and restoration actions most needed to improve coho salmon productivity within the Coos Basin over the next 25 years.

Volunteer Opportunity: Native Plant Nursery Days

Join us for the next wave of volunteer days at our nursery! The property is in the middle of a wetland preserve, so in addition to helping out with plant projects, you will also have the opportunity to watch birds and other wildlife.
When: 4th Thursdays, from 8am-noon
Spring 2023 dates:
  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27
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.
More info: To learn more about the Matson Creek Wetland Preserve and the role of native plants in watershed health, visit

See Us in Action!