North Coast Communities for

Watershed Protection


Clean Air - Clean Water - Healthy Forests


On Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom, we will have the privilege of hearing from professionally-registered forester Herb Hammond. Now retired, Hammond has over 45 years of experience in the field of forestry research, consulting, and education. His is the voice you'll hear in this 4-minute video about the Peachland Watershed, a watershed that bears an eerie resemblance to the Jetty Creek Watershed. Hammond wrote: "I have spent decades working to protect watersheds, with much of my focus being on watersheds used for consumptive use. However, the principles that govern forest hydrology and what is needed to protect water apply to any watershed.”

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This is Our Watershed

News Release from Oregon Wild

Here’s a news release from Oregon Wild that relates to drinking-watersheds, including Jetty Creek.

News Release from Oregon Wild

The Global Economics of Climate Change

    The Global Economics of Climate Change by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Climate change has serious

The Global Economics of Climate Change

Our Mission

North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP) is a grass-roots association of citizens from Rockaway Beach and surrounding communities. The group began in 2012 with the actions of one Rockaway citizen concerned about clear cutting for forestland and aerial spraying in the Jetty Creek Watershed - the sole source of her community's drinking water.

The group now partners with neighboring communities facing air- and water-quality issues and with statewide organizations advocating for forest practices that will ensure clean air and water for all living beings.

Our Goals

  • To educate citizens about the connection between forest practices and the quality of their air and water.
  • To advocate for forest practices that will ensure clean air and water.
  • To support communities working to protect their watershed.
  • No more clearcutting and pesticide spraying in our drinking water sources, regardless of land ownership.

Sign the Petition

Please Sign Our Petition to Protect Coastal Drinking Watersheds

We've recently launched a petition, "Stop Clearcutting, Slash Burns and Pesticide Sprays Near Drinking Water Sources on the Oregon Coast" aimed at building momentum around protecting our forests and drinking watersheds.

Please sign the petition and share it with everyone you know.

Thank you North Coast Community!

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There are many ways to help protect our watershed and keep our drinking water safe. 


Your tax deductible donation will help us protect our watershed. Future generations will thank you!

About Us

We are a grassroots organization concerned about our watershed. We are making a difference in our community. 

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