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Council Capacity Grants
Purpose of Council Capacity Grants

Council Capacity Grants help support the operations of effective watershed councils that engage people and communities in their watershed to participate in collaborative, voluntary restoration and protection of native fish or wildlife habitat and natural watershed functions to improve water quality or stream flows.  

Vision of Resilient, Sustainable Local Capacity
OWEB envisions a statewide watershed restoration system that is resilient, sustainable and achieves ecological outcomes.   Experience gained from supporting watershed work since 1997, and studies of successful watershed groups, demonstrate this vision can be achieved with watershed councils that:
  • Are strong organizations with access to diverse skillsets.
  • Have broad and deep support from local and regional communities.
  • Engage a balance of interested and affected people, businesses, and communities in their watershed to participate in voluntary, cooperative conservation.
  • Secure  diversified funding and/or build strategic collaborations with other councils and/or organizations to increase collective local capacity. 
2017-2019 Council Capacity Grant Cycle​

The 2017-2019 Council Capacity grant cycle will be announced in August 2016.​

Watershed Council Forms and Guidance Documents

Self Evaluation and Liability Coverage
Rules & Statutes

Additional resources​ for watershed councils.