Oswego Lake Watershed Council


Jan 21, 2017   9-11:30am Springbrook
Invasive Removal
Registration Open
Meet at Hope Community Church, 14790 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Jan 28, 2017   9-11:30am
Boutwell Creek
Invasive Removal

Registration Open
Meet at 910 Fairway Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Feb 11, 2017  9-11:30am
Hallinan Creek
Invasive Removal

Registration Open

Meet at Hallinan Elementary, 6800 Hawthorne Dr, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Feb 18, 2017 9-11:30am
Planting and Invasive Removal with Friends of Springbrook Park
Meet at 2955 Wembley Park Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Mar 4, 2017 9-11:30am
Boutwell Creek Planting
Registration Open
Meet at 910 Fairway Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

For all work parties, please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. OLWC will provide tools, gloves, and snacks. We work rain or shine so come prepared for the weather!

Questions? Email adra@oswegowatershed.org



Oswego Lake Watershed Council

Lake Oswego
Watershed Council

Oswego Lake Watershed Council Meetings
2nd Friday each month
8-9:30 am

Gubanc's Pub
16008 Boones Ferry Rd.
Public welcome!

P.O. Box 1015
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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As we embark on a new year, OLWC would like to reflect on all that was accomplished in our watershed in 2016. This was a time of growth for our organization where we engaged more volunteers, took on more projects, and offered more educational programs. We look forward to continuing this momentum into 2017! Here’s a snapshot of our past year’s accomplishments:

  • Engaged 140 volunteers to donate over 400 hours of their time

  • Conducted restoration at 5 project sites

  • Removed 2 acres of invasive species

  • Installed 700 native plants

  • Led 4 public watershed tours

  • Held the inaugural State of the Watershed Event

Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters, and partners who helped make all of this possible! We would especially like to thank the following partner organizations who have been instrumental in the success of our watershed council:

Backyard Habitat Program, Brighton Homeowners Association, City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Friends of Hallinan Woods, Friends of Iron Mountain Park, Friends of Springbrook Park, Lake Oswego Corporation, Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, Mountain Park Homeowners Association, New Seasons Market, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Tryon Creek Watershed Council, Tualatin River Watershed Council.

National Family Volunteer Day 2016 Watershed Tour July 2016
National Family Volunteer Day 2016 Watershed Tour July 2016

State of the Watershed 2016
State of the Watershed 2016

Meet our New OLWC Member: Suzie Spencer

Susie SpencerSuzie Spencer's physiology is 65% water, 7% blood, and 28% Willamette Valley Soil! She has extensive experience (over 15 years) in the fields of arboriculture and horticulture from daily operations to business management. She is an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, ISA Certified Arborist, Oregon Tilth Accredited Organic Landcare Manager, EcoPro Professional, Educator, Oregon State University Master Gardener, and a lifelong steward of the outdoor environment specializing in natural systems modeling.

Suzie's work experience includes: Earth Consultant and Designer (Founder) of Spade & Pencil, Area Manager for Willamette Landscape Services, and Founder of the two-time Lake Oswego Services Award winning landscape management firm – Northwest Nativescapes LLC. Most recently, she joined Mountain Park HOA as Landscape Operations Manager of its 185 acres of common property and is dedicated to the goal of setting the national standard for common property stewardship.

When she was a resident of Lake Oswego, she served on the city's Sustainability Advisory Board where she undertook a city-wide project to communicate the financial and economic values of its historic trees. Suzie is also an arboriculture educator and speaker for horticulture training programs, Earth and Arbor Day events, and continues to consult on environmental stewardship.

Suzie thrives in the outdoors! She recharges by working on her organic subsistence farm with her fiancé, playing with her animals, and loving everything Oregon! Suzie's passion for environmental stewardship, project management, biomimicry, and respectful human/nature interactions fuel her desire to have a positive and lasting impact.


Volunteer Photographers Needed!

Volunteer Photographers Needed!

Capturing our various volunteer and education events on camera is an important piece in sharing the mission of the Oswego Lake Watershed Council. Whether you are a professional photographer looking to use your skills for a good cause or a shutterbug hobbyist wanting to expand your skills, we would love for you to volunteer as a photographer at our next event! Please contact adra@oswegowatershed.org to learn more details.

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PO Box 1015
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