The Creekside Conservancy is a land conservation and environmental education outreach organization based in the headwaters of Scatter Creek in the Chehalis Watershed of Western Washington State. It is also a group of dedicated individuals committed to enhancing the environmental health of our region and the world. Using grant funds and private donations we strive to protect ecologically valuable land; provide educational outreach for school districts in the area in the form of lectures and field trips; and provide free environmental permitting consultation. (via Salish Sea Wiki)
- Protect and conserve
- Outreach and education
- Continue our efforts in additional land acquisitions to protect our natural resources, further our "outdoor classroom" connection with youth education, and participate in ongoing environmental/water issues throughout the Chehalis Basin.
- Continue acquiring sensitive lands for long-term protection throughout the Scatter Creek watershed and the Chehalis Basin.
about our organization
- We've been a state recognized preserve since 1996.
- We maintain an 850+ acre wildlife and critical area conservation group located in Tenino, WA.
- We are successful with terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat restoration and enhancements.
- We've successfully completed over 1.5 miles of in-stream and riparian habitat restoration.
- We've replaced 6 failing culverts with new bridges or functioning culverts in the headwaters of Scatter Creek.
- We've planted over 10,000 trees in new riparian areas throughout Scatter Creek and the Chehalis River Basin.
- We work with public and private schools throughout the Chehalis Basin, grades 4 to 12.
- We possess strong working relationships with federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
- We maintain collaborative relationships with numerous other non-profit organizations throughout the Chehalis Basin and beyond, including; The Nature Conservancy, Capital-Land Trust, Chehalis River Basin Land Trust, and the Chehalis River Council.
- We provide an environmental/citizen voice through our long time participation in the Chehalis Basin Partnership, aiding in the development and creation of the Chehalis Basin Watershed Management Plan.
- We have several wonderful properties currently in the works.