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.


We're hiring!

Our Financial and Office Manager is retiring! This position is essential to the smooth functioning of our organization--in many ways, this person is the glue that holds everything together. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a solid background in financial management and is passionate about natural resources and watershed conservation. Please help us find the right person to step into this position! Application deadline is September 13 by 2pm. For more info, visit

Save the Date: 29th Birthday Bash & Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for our 29th Birthday Bash and Fundraiser on September 30! We will be celebrating in Eastside this year with a service event at the Millicoma Marsh and an after-party at the Eastside boat ramp. We will be accepting donations and selling raffle tickets to raise funds for three important upcoming projects:

  1. Designing an environmental education center at the Matson Creek Wetland Preserve
  2. Hosting the 2024 Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival
  3. Offering the 8th annual Teddy Villers Natural Resource Scholarship

Please join us and spread the word! For more info on our funding needs and how you can help us accomplish them, click on the link below!

Apply for a Coho Life Cycle Monitoring Internship!

We are seeking interns to help with our Coho Life Cycle Monitoring program. Must have a flexible schedules with 1-2 free days per week and reliable transportation. For more info, visit

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
Summer 2023 dates:
  • June 22
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
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

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