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    Santiam River Helping Oregonians take care of our watersheds
    The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is a state agency that provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas. OWEB grants are funded from the Oregon Lottery, federal dollars, and salmon license plate revenue. OWEB offers a variety of grant types and programs.
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OWEB provides grants to projects that contribute to the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and the Oregon Conservation Strategy by protecting, restoring and improving clean water and fish and wildlife habitat.
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July 1, 2014 Deadline: Technical Assistance Grant Offering for Building Watershed Council Capacity
This grant offering provides resources to support new or expanded strategic collaborations in order to increase collective watershed council capacity and effectiveness for restoration and community engagement.   Strategic collaborations may include sharing of staff and services with other councils or organizations, or merger of councils.
How to apply:  The Overview and Guidance, and Pre-Application Form, are posted on the OWEB Grant Management System (OGMS).
Eligibility:  Any watershed council that has received its own individual watershed council support grant from OWEB.  Other organizations (e.g., soil and water conservation districts, non-governmental organizations) may be included as partners in the proposed project.
Note: These grants are not for the development of Focused Investment Strategic Action Plans.  For questions about Focused Investments contact Meta Loftsgaarden.​
Watershed Process and Function santiam river
Natural watersheds have rivers and streams with cool clean water, pools, riffles, meanders, and the room to spread during high water events. They are home to a mix of native plants and provide good habitat for wildlife. In many parts of Oregon, these natural functions and process have been eliminated, altered or reduced. OWEB supports actions to restore these natural processes and functions.