Discover Your Watershed

Discover Your Watershed events create bring together elements of exploration, education, and volunteering to help increase local knowledge about our amazing watershed. From tours to science pubs, there are all sorts of amazing ways to “Discover Your Watershed” – check our Watershed Events Calendar for upcoming events!


Our tours share first hand the wonderful work and natural beauty that exist throughout the watershed. Past tours have included: 

  • a project tour at our Staley and Coal Creek restoration sites
  • a wildflower tour on a landowner property
  • a bike tour on the Middle Fork Path
  • a hike looking for local mushrooms
  • a float down the Middle Fork Willamette River
  • and many more!

Fermenting ideas talks

Science pubs let us share a drink and information on a variety of topics in a casual setting. Thanks to Hilltop Bar and Grill for hosting many of our science pubs and giving our community a great place to gather. Join us and raise a toast to the Middle Fork watershed at our next science pub! Past topics have included:

  • UnWanted Weeds of the Middle Fork Willamette
  • Prescribed Fire in Restoration
  • Restoration and Recreation at Thurston Hills Recreational Area
  • And many more!


Our volunteers make a huge impact to our work and help our community members connect with the watershed in a hands-on way. Opportunities include planting events, technical surveys, and youth field trips. To find out more, fill out our volunteer application and we will get back to you with upcoming opportunities.