Our History

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Salmon Creek Watershed Council (SCWC) provides a forum for citizens and organizations residing in Clark County to participate and partner for “on the ground” restoration, water quality and advocacy of the Salmon Creek Watershed. The SCWC will act to provide citizens, businesses and governmental agencies the opportunities to leave a lasting legacy of clean water, healthy habitat and environmental stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

Concerned about the health of the watersheds, water quality and fish habitat for the benefit of the people who live here, community members chartered the Council in October, 2006. We registered with the State of Washington as a non profit and received Federal 501c3 Non-Profit provisional designation in June of 2007.

The Council has a board of directors drawn from Clark County citizens, Salmon Creek landowners, businesses and public agencies that have a vested interest in restoring the Salmon Creek Watershed. However, the most important aspect of the council is its citizen membership consisting of businesses, individuals, families, community service organizations, churches - whoever has an interest in making a difference and making our community a better place to live. The council is led by citizens of the community for the benefit of the community.

The Board of Directors meets on the second Thursday of every month and oversees four committees whose mission is to coordinate efforts and maximize resources by organizing and leading critical organizational and watershed initiatives. Each committee has a director and a set of priorities that reflect the goals and mission of the Council. The Committees include: