Welcome to the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council!
We are dedicated to protecting and restoring the 2,100 miles of rivers and streams that flow through Central Oregon. Please click here to learn about the work we are doing in watershed restoration and education. To stay connected with our most recent programs and projects, join us on facebook.
Stream Stewardship Day 2013
10am - 1pm
Stream Stewardship Day is a day to engage partners, river
users, and community members in hands-on stewardship activities to enhance the
health of the Deschutes River. Volunteers of all ages are invited to join and
learn about water quality, fish habitat, vegetation and good stewardship as
they help restore and protect the health of the river. Community volunteers can help make a difference by removing
invasive weeds, cleaning-up litter, and removing instream debris. Paddlers are
welcome! For more information, please visit our events page.
Take a look at our 2012 Community Report:
It takes a community to restore watersheds....
Recently published research for the Pacific Northwest Research Station documents how community based organizations like watershed councils are critical to long-term resource management. Read the full article here:
Support Watershed Education
Our watershed education program connects local students to the natural world by getting them out of the classroom and into the field. Through hands-on science, art, writing, music, and active stewardship projects, the students we work with develop a sense of place and a connection to our home watershed. We are dedicated to continue delivering high quality hands-on watershed education programs for students of all ages. Thanks to many local partners, program supporters, and individual donors, we provide meaningful place-based education opportunities for thousands of students each year.
Join us and help ensure that all children have the opportunity to learn outside. Click here to make a donation today.