Rejuvenating SW Washington's Natural Spaces and Urban Places.

Mission and History

Mission: To empower community members to protect and restore southwest Washington’s waterways and natural areas for the benefit of current and future generations.

The History of the Alliance: The Alliance was originally incorporated as the Vancouver Watershed Alliance in 2008, with funding from the City of Vancouver to help with the cleanup and restoration of Burnt Bridge Creek.  Since then, the organization has expanded its role such that it now works with  local governments throughout the county, with other nonprofit organizations, and with businesses, schools, and other partners.  In 2017, the organization changed its name to the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington to reflect its broader impact and mission. 

2022 Update

2021 Annual Report

Ways to Get Involved!

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Neighborhood Grants

What is the Neighborhood Grants Program? The Watershed Alliance offers a city-funded Neighborhood Grants program to support environmental...
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Project Restore

Project Restore is a creekside restoration program currently in the City of Vancouver. Property owners with creekside property...
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The Watershed Alliance is dedicated to protecting and improving our green spaces. Tree plantings, invasive plant removals and...
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Urban Stormwater

Stormwater flows off roofs, streets, sidewalks, and driveways into our groundwater and storm drains. Storm drains catch stormwater in urban areas and direct the water to local creeks, streams, and rivers...
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