Welcome to the Upper Nehalem Valley

What is a watershed? It is an area of land over which water flows to join rivers, lakes, or seas.

The health of the watershed is important and impacts

Our water

Our wildlife

Our communities

What’s Happening These Days

The Oak Ranch Creek project, after 8 years in the making, is completed! The open-bottom structure will allow salmon to access 7 miles of spawning habitat previously blocked by a narrow culvert.

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UNWC February Board Meeting

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Vernonia Wetland Cleanup with SOLVE

March 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Justice Streamside Cleanup with SOLVE

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

UNWC March Board Meeting

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Upper Nehalem Watershed Council is currently working on a blog to feature project updates, educational articles, and the latest news from the council meetings. The first post is scheduled to be published in early [...]

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Nice story...We have been building our online communitea for a while so I thought it might be fun to introduce myself to all of you I haven't met in person😊 I'm Ginger Edwards, one of the owners and creators of North Fork 53 retreat and tea company. I've lived on the north Oregon coast for about 18 years and feel very grateful to live and grow here. I started living off grid and farming at age 33 with no experience whatsoever. I have learned so much over the 10 years of that life and now at 45 I am ready to dive deeper into growing tea and herbs and practicing sustainability on a personal level as well as on the farm. My husband Brigham and I started North Fork 53 to share the love and bounty of our gardens and beautiful coastal river valley with others. I believe more each day that the path to healing our planet and society comes through healing ourselves with good food, time in nature, slowing down and tuning into our creative and intuitive selves for guidance. I hope our retreat and teas offer people a way to relax and connect to their hearts and happiness. I look forward to meeting you one day in the garden 🌸 and thank you for your support! 🌲🌻🌿🏵️🥬🍄☕
Thanks to Broken Banjo Photography for this pic!

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Upper Nehalem Watershed Council
(503) 429.0869

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Volunteers are the backbone of the UNWC. From planting trees and tending native plants in the nursery to serving as a board member, our volunteers make it happen. And volunteerism doesn’t just benefit the organization, it also enriches the life of the volunteer through social interactions, project collaborations, and personal education and growth.

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