What is a watershed

Where does the water go

A Watershed is the area of land that catches rain and snow that drains or seeps into a wetland, stream, river, lake or groundwater.

Waterside vegetation shades water, creates habitat, reduces erosion, and acts as a natural filter which directly improves water quality. We work to improve and expand the “green zone” by planting trees, educating the public about stormwater issues and dispensing grants to neighborhoods to improve sustainability.

According to Clark County Clean Water, there are 16 watersheds in Clark County. The Burnt Bridge Creek watershed is the largest within the Vancouver city limits.