OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Claggett Creek Watershed Council is to involve the local community in the stewardship of its watershed and attendant natural resources. This involvement is aimed at the development and implementation of a sustainable plan for enhancing and restoring watershed health while recognizing the need to balance a variety of environmental, social, and economic interests.
The Mitigation Wetlands Project:
When the Salem-Keizer School District built the Claggett Creek Schools, there was a significant impact on existing wetlands. The schools set aside funds set aside funds for replacement wetlands (mitigation wetlands) as part of their agreement with the Oregon Division of State Lands.
The Claggett Creek Watershed Council is responsible for implementing the wetlands enhancement projects on Claggett Creek.