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Welcome to MolallaRiverWatch.org. Molalla RiverWatch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
created in 1992 by a group of local citizens for the purpose of protecting,
preserving, and restoring the flora, fauna and water quality of the Molalla
River and its tributaries. Concerned with the excessive amount of garbage
dumped along the river bank and often into the river, we are committed
to promoting respect and understanding of the Molalla River watershed
through education and conservation for present and future generations.
The membership is composed of a diverse group of local people. Our common
bond is a love for the Molalla and the beauty and recreational activities
In 2009, OWEB recognized Molalla River Watch as the Molalla River Watershed Council. Read the Press Release...
|Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Annual Spring Molalla River Cleanup and Corridor Enhancement
Meet at Feyrer Park at 9 AM
for registration and select your choice of project. Projects include trash cleanup along the river in the Molalla River Corridor and other public access sites near Molalla; under-story shrub planting; former campsite restoration; and trail work on the shared-use, non-motorized trail system. We hope to see you all there to help pick up trash ...OR... help plant native trees and shrubs. We have 500 native under-story shrubs ready to go in the ground. We've also confirmed a team of paddlers will be cleaning up the river from Feyrer Park to Wagon Wheel Park. There will be a volunteer appreciation BBQ back at Feyrer Park in the afternoon. Register at the event, or
pre-registration via SOLVE's website.
Molalla River Watch Celebrating 20+ Years!
In 1992, Molalla River Watch adopted 12 miles of the Molalla River in the Molalla
River Corridor through the SOLVE Adopt-A-River program and has been coordinating two
annual river cleanups for 20+ years.
|Nov. 8, 2013 – Threatened Minnow Found In Molalla River Basin:
"ODFW’s Native Fish Investigations Program recently teamed up with the Molalla River Watch. The result – the first sighting of Oregon chub in the lower Willamette basin in 60 years. ... Historically, Oregon chub occupied the Willamette River from the mouth of the Clackamas to the Coast Fork and Middle Fork of the Willamette River. However, the last observation of Oregon chub in the lower Willamette was at Oregon City in 1953."
-- Read the full article, by Peggy Savage,
in the Molalla Pioneer (also in the Portland Tribune or OPB News)
Summer 2013 – New "Three Bears" and "Cedar Grove" Campgrounds:
The Three Bears campground's new driveway is on the left, approx. milepost 3, which is about 1/4 mile before you get to Hardy Creek trail-head. Cedar Grove Campground is a mile or so beyond Hardy Creek, with its new driveway on the left. They each include a central parking area, secluded campsites, water and restrooms. See a photo on Facebook
or find them in person with directions
to Hardy Creek Trailhead.
Spring, 2013 – Building a Habitat for Fish:
John Dvorsky, Principal Geomorphologist at Waterways Consulting, Inc. was highlighted in the Molalla Pioneer on February 12th, 2013 working on a fish habitat improvement project being completed at North Fork Molalla River. Read the article on WatWays.com