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Sherman County Area Watershed Council ® PO Box 405, 302 Scott Street, Moro, OR 97039  Phone: (541) 565-3216 ext 101
Sherman County Area Watershed Council Mission Statement

The Sherman County Area Watershed Council strives to promote and protect the natural resources of not only Sherman County, but also all the areas included in our watershed drainages by including a broad and diverse representation of geographic and natural resource interests in the watershed and to work collaboratively with people, businesses, and communities to develop and carry out voluntary on the ground watershed restoration activities. This board of directors believes that cooperation between State of Oregon and Federal agencies, public interest groups, and land owners / operators is of the utmost importance in achieving the goals of the council. We will continue to work for not only better soil and water conservation practices, but also for a better understanding between all parties concerned with the protection of our natural resources.  

Upcoming Events:

October 13: 8 am, SWCD Board Meeting 

November 10: 8:30 am, SWCD Board Meeting

November 11: Veterans Day, Office Closed 

November 26: Thanksgiving, Office Closed 

December 1: Oregon Wheat League Annual Meeting, virtual

December 8: 8 am, Watershed Council Board Meeting

December 8: 8:30 am, SWCD Board Meeting

December 24: Christmas, Office Closed 

December 25: Christmas, Office Closed 

January 1: New Years, Office Closed 

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NEWS RELEASE: Sherman County SWCD Awarded $25,000 for noxious weed control in Lower Grass Valley Canyon

Salem – The Oregon State Weed Board (OSWB) awarded $25,000 to the Sherman County SWCD for the Lower Grass Valley Weed Control project at their February 20-21, 2020 board meeting.

The award was one of 58 grants totaling $1,635,486 for the ODA Weed Grants ($1,416,509 for ODA Noxious Weed Grants, $218,977 for ODA County Noxious Weed Grants) recommended for approval in Cycle 33-2020 provided to local organizations statewide to support fish and wildlife habitat and water quality projects. The grants represent great projects that will be taking place in all areas around the state.

The Lower Grass Valley Weed Control Project will treat noxious weeds on rangeland, scablands, and riparian areas through biocontrol and herbicide use. It is expected to begin April 2020 and be completed by September 2020. This is a continuation of the weed control progress made last year in Lower Grass Valley Canyon.

Funding for grants comes from partnership with OWEB- Oregon Lottery funds. Since 1999, the Oregon Lottery has provided over $500 million to OWEB’s grant program that helps restore, maintain and enhance Oregon’s watersheds. Combined, the Lottery has earned over $9 billion for watershed enhancements, public education, state parks and economic development. For more information about the Oregon Lottery visit

For additional information about this project contact Emily Freilich at For additional information about ODA Noxious Weed Grant Programs, contact Tristen Berg at