Tips for Watershed Health in the Luckiamute and
Ash Creek Watersheds
What is a Soil and Water Conservation District?
Across the USA, nearly 3,000 soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) are helping local people conserve land, water, forests, wildlife, and related natural resources.
The Polk SWCD was organized in April 1966 and is divided into 5 zones. The 7 locally elected volunteers representing the 5 zones and 2 at-large positions are landowners' liaisons to federal and state agencies that help to accomplish natural resource related goals.
Download the .pdf here to learn more about the resources, services, educational opportunities and more provided by Polk Soil and Water Conservation District.
Working together to protect our natural resources.
This 2-page publication provided by the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District answers the questions:
Download the .pdf here and learn more about how riparian plants reduce stream bank and soil erosion, provide shade for fish and other aquatic life, and provide bank stability and wildlife habitat.
What is Knotweed and Why be Concerned About it?
Knotweed is fast growing and extremely aggressive. It invades river and creek banks, permanently displaces native vegetation, destroys critical fish and wildlife habitat, and reduces recreational opportunities.
Within a few years, it will be virtually impossible to control knotweed, so please ACT NOW by educating yourself.
Download the .pdf here to learn more from the Nature Conservacy about how to help save Pacific Northwest rivers from knotweed— the destroyer of watersheds.
About the Luckiamute Watershed Council
The Luckiamute Watershed Council (LWC) is a volunteer, non-governmental, advisory group composed of stakeholders living or working in the Luckiamute River and Ash Creek watersheds. The LWC sponsors a variety of ecological restoration projects, monitoring studies, and educational activities for students and watershed residents such as:
Download the .pdf here to learn more about how you can get involved with LWC to protect 234,000 acres of YOUR watershed, including 1,100 miles of mapped streams and rivers.