News and Updates


2018 McKenzie River Cleanup   Recently updated !

The McKenzie Watershed Council, in collaboration with the McKenzie River Guides Association, and McKenzie Flyfishers, held their annual river cleanup this last week. With roughly 105 volunteers participating, the cleanup was able to remove roughly 12 cubic yards of trash from the river! Volunteers from EWEB, Best Buy, Youth Conservation […]


Diversion Update: Lower South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project   Recently updated !

As part of the South Fork McKenzie River Floodplain Enhancement Project, the McKenzie Watershed Council and U.S. Forest Service are temporally diverting the lower mile of the South Fork McKenzie River into a floodplain side channel. The diversion began yesterday evening, Wednesday 6/27. Contractors will slowly draw flow down in […]


First Annual WATERS Conference

The first annual student-led WATERS conference was held on May 31, 2018, at the Bob Keefer Center in Springfield. Over 100 students from Marcola, McKenzie, Oakridge, South Lane, and Springfield School Districts participated in the event. There were seven presentations, five posters presented during the poster session, and an art exhibit […]


December 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes McKenzie Watershed Council December 14, 2017 Weyerhaeuser Co. 785 N. 42nd (East Entrance) Springfield   Present: Council Partners: Diane Albino (Mohawk Watershed Partnership), Brian Brazil (International Paper), Bob Bumstead (McKenzie Flyfishers), Dana Burwell (McKenzie River Guides), ), Lara Colley (Resident Partner), Nate Day (McKenzie School District, Arlene Dietz (Rice […]


January 2018 Council Meeting Agenda

AGENDA MCKENZIE WATERSHED COUNCIL January 11, 2018 Springfield Utility Board, 223 A St. Suite F Springfield 1. Introductions and Approval of Agenda 5:00 – 5:05 TBA, Facilitator Action Requested: Approve agenda. 2. General Public Comment Session 5:05 – 5:15 The Council invites public comment on any watershed issue related to […]