2016–2017 North Santiam Stream Restoration Campaign


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Help us help stream­side landown­ers restore the eco­log­i­cal processes along the ripar­ian areas of the North San­tiam River and its tributaries.


  • Ripar­ian areas help improve water qual­ity by fil­ter­ing pol­lu­tants, such as fer­til­iz­ers and pes­ti­cides from the soil.
  • Ripar­ian areas help sta­bi­lize stream banks by hold­ing soil in place with their roots.
  • Ripar­ian areas help pro­vide fish habi­tat by adding large, woody debris to streams.
  • Ripar­ian areas help pro­vide food and shel­ter for wildlife.
  • Ripar­ian areas cre­ate shade to cool water for fish.
  • Ripar­ian areas reduce prop­erty dam­age from floods.
  • Ripar­ian areas increase oppor­tu­ni­ties to view wildlife.

*All dona­tions will go directly towards assist­ing landown­ers with the cost of site prepa­ra­tion (nox­ious weed removal), pur­chas­ing plant mate­ri­als (native trees & shrubs), and costs of plant­ing and main­tain­ing project sites. 

Help us reach our goal of at least $5,000 by June 30, 2017. All dona­tions are tax deductible!





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The North San­tiam Water­shed encom­passes approx­i­mately a half mil­lion acres (766 mi2) in Linn and Mar­ion County in the mid-Willamette Val­ley. The North San­tiam and its con­tribut­ing stream net­work is home to a num­ber of diverse land uses, includ­ing tim­ber, crop­land agri­cul­ture, range­land agri­cul­ture, recre­ation, urban city cen­ters, and fish and wildlife habi­tat. The river intri­cately con­nects all of these diverse users together, cre­at­ing a com­mon goal for a healthy ecosys­tem and community.

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