Accomplishments!

From 1998 to 2002, we worked with our public and private community partners to assess the conditions of the Greater Yamhill Watershed. The information gathered was analyzed and compiled into comprehensive watershed assessment reports about each of the GYW’s 8 sub-watersheds. These reports evaluate how natural and human processes influence the watershed’s ability to produce clean water and suitable habitat for fish and wildlife. In addition, these studies serve as a baseline for developing and prioritizing restoration activities.From 2012 to 2013, we worked with John Runyon of Cascade Environmental Group, a state-renowned, professional watershed planner, to develop an updated watershed restoration action plan for the Council. The action planning process was guided by John Runyon, the GYWC Executive Director and Board of Directors, and a technical advisory committee consisting of our key watershed partners. The action plan identifies priority watershed issues and specific actions for us to pursue for the next five years. The action plan also guides the Council’s development of our annual work plans, which layout measurable goals and objectives for our Restoration, Monitoring, and Outreach/Education programs. PDF Upload Link GYWC Watershed Restoration Action Plan.In the last few years, the Council has experienced a boost of energy; the Staff and Board have built bridges with new partners, broadened the Council’s vision, and completed ongoing projects while securing funding for new ones. As the Council continues to build momentum, it is a great time to get on board and become part of the movement!