Oswego Lake Watershed Council

Kirsten Wright

Meet Our Newest Stewardship Intern, Kirsten Wright!

Hi there, my name is Kirsten! I’m a new intern with Oswego Lake Watershed Council and
excited to be involved in applied watershed science with OLWC.

I recently completed my Master’s in Environmental Management from Portland State University, with a focus in forest and plant ecology. I’m especially interested in climate change resiliency and how community involvement can improve watershed health. I’m also passionate about the conservation of Oregon white oak habitat. I look forward to working on stewardship and restoration projects with the community!


CLICK to register for the 3rd Annual Tree Summit

Lake Oswego Tree Summit

Sustaining Our Urban Forest:

Resilience, Responsibility and Reciprocity in a Changing Climate
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christine Buhl, Entomologist,
Oregon Department of Forestry

Did you miss this Oct 30 event?
No worries - we've got it all captured for you here!

English Ivy

Weed of the Month: English Ivy

English ivy (Hedera helix) may conjure up images of cozy, country cottages, but don’t be deceived. This invasive weed can destroy buildings, poison pets, and topple trees.

The very characteristics that made it a popular ornamental plant – grows quickly, requires little maintenance, provides a “no-mow,” evergreen ground cover — are the things that have led to it being designated as a Class B noxious weed in Oregon. This means that it is a regulated weed of economic importance which is regionally abundant but may have limited distribution in some Oregon counties. It also means that the propagation, transport, and sale of this plant is prohibited by law.


Sessile Trillium

2022 Local Native Plant Sales

Whether you’re planting or planning, good things to know!

Click on the image above to find local sources of native plants, including local plant sales, as well as retail, wholesale and native plant seed suppliers.

For more resources including what plants to use for different conditions (sunny & dry, shady & wet, etc.), you may want to also look HERE.


covid-19 virus


Oswego Lake Watershed Council’s number one priority is the health of our community and volunteers. We appreciate all of you and want you to know that our staff is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and taking appropriate measures to ensure that we are doing our part to promote wellness in the community.


Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police have reinvigorated national conversations around racial justice, and police violence against Black people. We condemn this racial violence.

Environmental justice is inherently linked with social and racial justice. We cannot have a safe and healthy watershed unless we address the conditions that harm folks who live in our community. We envision a world where a black man can hike through our local parks and birdwatch without fear of surveillance or violence. Where everyone can breathe, and have access to clean air and clean water.