About the Council
Marys River Watershed Council works to inspire and support voluntary stewardship of Marys River and nearby streams, to enhance habitat for fish and wildlife and to protect water quality. We partner with landowners to implement restoration projects stream by stream around the watershed, providing benefits for all who live downstream. One-third of Corvallis drinking water and all of the Philomath water supply are provided by Marys River and its tributaries.
We believe that one of our most important investments is to teach the next generation of watershed stewards about forests, prairies, and stream systems. Our education programs get kids outdoors to learn applied science in the context of service projects, helping raise and plant native prairie and stream-side plants around the watershed.
If you enjoy trout fishing, hiking, biking and the scenic views from Marys Peak, join us in supporting private lands conservation to protect what we value and love.