The McKenzie Watershed Council holds several reoccurring events each year. These events are designed to connect people of all ages with the environment while helping to protect and restore some of our most valuable resources.
McKenzie River Cleanup
The McKenzie Watershed Council, McKenzie River Guides Association, and McKenzie Flyfishers host and organize an annual river clean up to renew and preserve the beauty of the McKenzie River. We invite you to join us at Hendricks Bridge Park for this fun-filled annual family event. Then stay and enjoy food, prizes and more after the clean-up.
The Salmon Watch Lane County and the McKenzie Watershed Council celebrate the return of the salmon to our Northwest rivers at the annual Salmon Celebration. This salmon-focused event featured hands-on education, art, and entertainment for all ages. In addition to salmon, the McKenzie River watershed provides sustenance for other fish, wildlife and plant species. We depend on these same waters to provide electricity for our homes, irrigation for our crops, fish for anglers and guide businesses, and a place for our families to play, picnic, camp, and hike. This event provided a variety of hands-on activities that give attendees the opportunity to discover and appreciate the complex river ecosystem and the significance of salmon to the people of the Northwest.Salmon Celebration is family-friendly, open to the public, and admission is free.