Mission: The Watershed Alliance works to educate and engage community members to be active stewards of southwest Washington’s natural legacy, with a focus on creeks, lakes, and other water bodies. We educate children and adults, while giving them hands on opportunities to participate in the restoration and protection of waterways.
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.