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  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
    This photo of Wallowa Valley was provided by Bruce Taylor. About Us
    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. Community members and landowners use scientific criteria to decide jointly what needs to be done to conserve and improve rivers and natural habitat in the places where they live. OWEB grants are funded from the Oregon Lottery, federal dollars, and salmon license plate revenue. The agency is led by a 17 member citizen board drawn from the public at large, tribes, and federal and state natural resource agency boards and commissions.
Healthy Watershed Accomplishments Current Topics
Restoration and Job Creation
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Through its investments in watershed restoration, OWEB supports the local economy. To find out how, click the 'Read More' link below.
Caring for Habitat
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OWEB grants help Oregonians restore and improve fish and wildlife habitat. To learn more click the red 'Read More' link below or go directly to an interactive mapping tool by clicking the blue link.
Working Together
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OWEB grants help Oregonians come together to restore watersheds and build stronger communities. To learn more click the red 'Read More' link below or go directly to project examples by clicking one of the the blue links below.
Clean Water
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OWEB provides grants for Oregonians to take care of the streams, rivers and lakes across the state. To learn more click the red 'Read More' link below or go directly to a project information page by clicking one of the blue links.
Unique Approach
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OWEB funding supports Oregon's cooperative, community-based approach to improve watershed health. To learn more click the red 'Read More' link below or go directly to a program information page by clicking one of the blue links.
New Grant Application Materials
New Restoration, Technical Assistance, and Instream Water Lease and Transfer Grant application forms are available for the April 16, 2012 deadline.

Be sure to download updated forms.
We will not accept applications submitted on previous versions.
Board Meeting, March 13-14 2012, Red Lion Hotel, Salem
3301 Market Street NE, Salem Oregon 97301
Meetings begin at 8AM both days and are open to the public.
There will be time for public testimony.
Staff reports will be posted soon.
CREP Technical Assistance Grants Awarded
OWEB is pleased to announce the award of $943,874 in grants to support local technical assistance to landowners for the implementation of riparian restoration projects through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program across Oregon.
OWEB and Ballot Measure 76
On November 2, 2010, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 76, which amends the constitutional lottery dedication of funding for parks and natural resources.