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 Holly

Weed of the Month: English Holly

English holly (Ilex aquifolium) is a popular evergreen frequently noticed during the month of December when festive decorators “deck the halls with boughs of holly”.  For many people, the shiny, dark green leaves and red berries of holly are synonymous with the holiday season. This popular plant, however, is not native to Oregon.  In fact, invasive holly can spread rapidly and degrade our natural areas.


Bees in Winter

Where Do Bees Go in the Winter? – Free Webinar

Dec 8, 2021 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Ever wondered where bees go in the winter? With over 20,000 bee species in the world, there are nearly as many strategies for surviving the bloom-less, cold months.

In this webinar, Bee & Bloom experts will provide an overview of all the bees that live in the Pacific Northwest, and how their life cycles take the winter into account.


Sessile Trillium

2021 Local Native Plant Sales

Fall planting season is still on!

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.