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've moved!

As of 11/21/23, our new address is 381 N 2nd in Coos Bay! Our mailing address hasn't changed (PO Box 388, Coos Bay).

Fall fundraiser deadline approaching: December 31, 2023!

Our fall fundraiser will be drawing to a close soon! We are actively seeking funds this year for three special projects in 2024 that are near and dear to us: the Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival, Matson Creek Environmental Learning Center development, and the 8th annual Teddy Villers natural resource scholarship. Community donations go a long way towards helping us carry out these high priority projects. If you are in a position to help us reach our fundraising goals, please visit between now and December 31, 2023. Thank you for contributing to a healthy watershed!

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
  • October 26
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

Recent publications

What is a watershed?

Image Source: Center for Watershed Protection

It's a lot more than just water.

Facebook News

See Us in Action!