In January 2009, a small group of individuals and agency representatives came together to work for the health of the Kellogg-Mt. Scott, Boardman, River Forest, and Rinearson watersheds, and this stretch of the Willamette River. 160,000 people call this area home–almost the population of Eugene. Salmon, frogs, osprey, salamanders, deer, and other critters call it home, too.
By that June, the Clackamas Board of County Commissioners formally recognized the North Clackaman Watershed Council as a key multi-stakeholder creek working on behalf of the watersheds. The Council recieved it’s federal charitable organization status shortly after.
We’ve been working for healthy streams ever since.