The Johnson Creek Watershed Council actively works with community groups, local and federal governments, schools, businesses, other nonprofits and various individuals throughout the year who help us serve our mission.
- City of Milwaukie
- City of Gresham
- City of Portland
- Multnomah County
- Clackamas County Water Environment Services
- East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
What is a jurisdictional partner?
The Johnson Creek Watershed includes parts of two counties (Clackamas and Multnomah) and five cities (Damascus, Gresham, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, and Portland). Jurisdictional representatives are jurisdictional staff members voluntarily assigned by their respective jurisdictions to the JCWC board of directors in an ex-officio (non voting) capacity. The intent of having jurisdictional representatives serve on the JCWC board is to ensure successful communication and close coordination between the Watershed Council and the watershed jurisdictions with whom we work closely and cooperatively. Though non-voting board members, jurisdictional representatives advise and make recommendations to the board.
Johnson Creek Conservation Partnership
The Johnson Creek Conservation Partnership is a group of nonprofits, government entities, and local stakeholders working together to prioritize future acquisition of lands of high ecological value from willing sellers throughout Johnson Creek Watershed. The Partnership reflects a shared commitment to leverage broad public support in the Portland metropolitan region to protect and restore aquatic and terrestrial habitats, to improve water quality, to increase public access to nature, and to facilitate environmental education. It also reflects recognition that, despite significant effort and achievements in the last 20 years, there remains an ongoing need for land conservation and habitat restoration in the Johnson Creek Watershed, in conjunction with ongoing development.
In March 2012, the Partnership completed the Johnson Creek Acquisition Strategy (this will be available for download soon). For more information about the Partnership’s current efforts or to get involved, contact JCWC Executive Director, Matt Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.