Partners - Public Agencies

  • Carlton partnered with us in 2007 to improve the streamside vegetation along the North Yamhill River at Carlton’s Wennerberg Park. And in 2009, we worked together to improve streamside vegetation along Hawn Creek at Carlton’s undeveloped Hawn Creek Park. Currently, we are partnering with Carlton and the Yamhill-Carlton School District to continue restoration at Wennerberg Park. Thank you City of Carlton for your partnerships to restore streamside habitat!
  • Dundee partnered with us in 2011 to restore cutthroat trout fish passage in the Harvey Creek Watershed Trail by replacing a barrier culvert with a bike/pedestrian wood bridge. Thank you City of Dundee for your commitment to improve fish habitat in our local watershed!
  • McMinnville is a key partner for our watershed programs, from providing storage and meeting facilities, to supporting water quality monitoring projects, stormdrain marking programs, and collaborating on volunteer-led habitat restoration in public greenways and parks across McMinnville. Thank you City of McMinnville for your commitment to improving our local watershed!
  • Newberg is actively engaged in the restoration of the Chehalem sub-watershed through the Willamette TMDL regulatory program for water quality in the Willamette River and tributaries. The City offers a free trees-for-streams program for Chehalem valley residents, coordinates and participates in watershed education programs, and leads stormdrain marking projects with volunteers.
  • Willamette TMDL Implementation Plan - Newberg works with us on key action items for their water quality improvement programs. We are currently collaborating on restoring sections of Hess Creek with private landowners and on coordinating watershed education and community service programs. Thank you Newberg for your partnership to improve the Chehalem sub-watershed.
  • Yamhill is an active steward of their urban watershed and the watershed surrounding Yamhill’s drinking water source on Turner Creek in the North Yamhill River.
  • Fish Passage on Turner Creek - From 2012-2013 Yamhill constructed a new drinking water intake and removed the old dam and fish ladder. This project restored fish passage for imperiled steelhead and naturalized Coho salmon on Turner Creek, which had been blocked by the old dam and old fish ladder. Thank you Yamhill for your commitment to fish habitat and migration
  • Yamhill is currently partnering with us and the YSWCD to restore streamside vegetation along Yamhill Creek near the City’s wastewater treatment ponds. The project will engage volunteers from Yamhill and Carlton School District and other organizations. Thank you Yamhill for partnering on this community-based restoration project!
  • Mac Water and Light is active in urban energy/water conservation and education programs. Also, MWL oversees the sustainable management of the MWL-owned forests surrounding McMinnville’s drinking water source on Haskins Creek in the North Yamhill River sub-watershed.
  • MWL is a long-time supporter and partner of the GYWC, providing technical and financial assistance for our watershed programs. Thank you MWL for making the GYWC’s programs a success!
  • Polk County is actively engaged in the conservation of natural resources throughout their 744 square mile service area, about 2/3 of which is forested. Polk administers a Stormwater Management Program for the portions within the City of Salem’s Urban Growth Boundary and a TMDL program for water quality across watersheds in Polk County that drain directly into the Willamette River.
  • Polk Stormwater and Water Quality - Learn more here about Polk Counties watershed programs.
  • Yamhill and Polk Counties originally formed the GYWC in 1994. Though we have operated as a separate entity for most of our history, Polk County has provided essential financial and technical assistance. In addition, Polk County Public Works worked with us on the Yamhill Fish Passage Inventory and Action Plan. Following completion of this study, PW partnered on several grant funding applications to address a County-maintained culvert that limited juvenile fish passage for imperiled steelhead in the Mill Creek sub-watershed. Thank you Polk County for your long-term support for the GYWC and our local watersheds!
  • Yamhill County is actively engaged in the conservation of natural resources throughout their 718 square mile service area, much of which is forested or in agricultural production.
  • Yamhill County Habitat Conservation Plan for Fender’s blue butterfly - Yamhill County has developed a conservation plan to manager for imperiled Fender’s blue butterfly populations and habitat that exist within the County’s roadside right-of-way.
  • Yamhill and Polk Counties originally formed the GYWC in 1994. Though we have operated as a separate entity for most of our history, Yamhill County has provided essential financial and technical assistance. In addition, we have partnered with Yamhill County Public Works to restore streamside and upland habitat in a number of County parks and natural areas. Thank you Yamhill County for your long-term support for the GYWC and our local watersheds!