Volunteer with the Council for a Native Plant Sale!

We are teaming up with Sparrowhawk Native Plants on a Fall Native Plant Sale! Together, we’re offering thousands of habitat-friendly native plants at great prices, and a portion of the proceeds will support our watershed programs.

Volunteer to help us staff the plant sale, and/or order some plants yourself (info below)!

Click here to sign up to volunteer with NCWC for the Sparrowhawk Native Plant Sale.

Information about the plant sale:
Fall is the time for planting, and North Clackamas Watersheds Council is teaming up with Sparrowhawk Native Plants to bring some fabulous native plants at great prices through a special plant sale.  Online ordering begins on Aug 15, and plants will be available for pick-up at Milwaukie Lutheran Church (3810 SE Lake Rd, Milwaukie) on Oct 15 – 16, perfectly timed for fall planting.  We suggest ordering early, as some of the more unusual or coveted varieties may sell out. Here’s how it works:

1. Online ordering begins on Aug 15 at www.sparrowhawknativeplants.com
● Select from 100 species of premium-quality native plants. These climate-resilient plants will enhance your garden, allowing it to best support pollinators and wildlife.
● Due to our new model; online pre ordering and pop-up pick-up, plant prices are unbeatable.

2. At check-out, select to pick-up your order at Milwaukie Lutheran Church on Oct 15 or 16 so that NCWC benefits from your purchase!

3. Pick-up your plants at Milwaukie Lutheran Church at your selected time slot on Oct 15 or 16 and feel great knowing your purchase is building habitat in our watersheds while supporting our Council.

Click here to sign up to volunteer with NCWC for the Sparrowhawk Native Plant Sale.

Coming up: Online Workshops

We are giving in-person workshops a rain check until sometime in 2022, focusing this fall on online workshops. Click here to be kept on our notification list! This way we will contact you with workshop details and will update you with in-person tour information.

RSVP here for one, two, or all three workshops!

Online workshop 3-part series:

Monday 11/8, Thursday 11/11, and Monday 11/15 via Zoom.
12:00pm – 1:00/1:30pm
(Presentation will wrap by 1pm, and those able and interested can stay on for Q&As until 1:30pm)

Together we’ll explore how the water and wildlife work together, how we affect watersheds and how what happens on our property affects others (and vice versa!). You’ll learn the next steps you can take to support wildlife on your property, and in our watersheds. Learn how flooding, weather, tree planting, and other factors all work together to shape the place we live. 

Get to Know North Clackamas Watersheds: What and where the North Clackamas watersheds are, and how to protect them both individually and in working together. We’ll discuss how urbanization has affected these watersheds, and dive into the best ways to steward these streams.

Wildlife in the North Clackamas Watersheds: Continue getting to know the North Clackamas watersheds with an introduction to the wildlife that live here, where to spot them, and the challenges they face from urbanization and climate change. Let’s bust some myths and learn how we can help and support the wildlife in our watersheds.

North Clackamas Watersheds, People, and Place: How our watersheds affect us. Continue getting to know the North Clackamas watersheds by exploring the connections between human and watershed health. From birth weight to longevity, learn why canopy and nature are crucial to our shared futures.

RSVP here for one, two, or all three workshops!

Note: These are the same workshops delivered earlier this year: we are hoping offering lunchtime workshops will help folks with busy evenings!

Thank you to our funders, Clackamas Water Environment Services and Oak Lodge Water Services:

Volunteer With the Council!

Friends of North Clackamas Streams: This is obviously a challenging time for all of us as we adapt to the public health challenge of coronavirus. As of this writing, all public and volunteer events are cancelled until the situation abates. the first priority is to stay safe and healthy, slow the spread of the virus minimize interpersonal contact, and enjoy the outdoors with appropriate distancing measures.

We are working on alternative plans to get plants in the ground. Our meetings have all gone online and staff is working from home. In the meantime, we do have some volunteer projects that can be done remotely:

  • It’s spring, and lots of plants are sprouting: both natives and invasives. You can spot and manage invasive species on your property, when you can do so safely: not all species can be managed by hand. This guide will get you started on common species
  • Keep track of what wildlife you see on your property, especially around any native plantings and along the stream. Some species can be indicators of particular habitat types that we’re trying to restore.
  • We could use some volunteers who can help shape our online with landowners and residents to monitor environmental conditions and spark stewardship remotely. How we’ll do this is still being developed. If you’re interested in helping develop these plans, contact us.


Volunteers after a recent cleaup at Minthorn Wetlands. Sun is not guaranteed, but smiles are.

Stewardship Opportunities: It’s Planting Season!

Happy Valley Heights Natural Area Planting #2, 3/21/20 CANCELLED

Earth Day Happy Valley Heights Tree Care, 4/18/20 CANCELLED

 Go Behind the Scenes!  Volunteer with Our Programs

  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design & Layout
  • Grant Research
  • Streamside Stewards Interviews
  • Data Entry
  • Email if interested

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