North Coast Communities for

Watershed Protection


Clean Air - Clean Water - Healthy Forests


Deciduous Heroes: Diverse Forests are Healthy Forests

“Deciduous Heroes: Diverse Forests are Healthy Forests” is co-sponsored by NCCWP and our Sister Watershed group in British Columbia, the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance (PWPA). It will be the first presentation in a three-part transnational speaking tour to discuss the numerous ramifications of pesticide application on our forestlands — including negative impacts to biodiversity, drinking water, human health, and indigenous traditions. The presentation will also discuss the natural social, economic, and cultural benefits of retaining native deciduous plants within our forests. All three presentations will feature Stop the Spray BC activist James Steidle. The Rockaway Beach presentation will also feature presentations by environmental scientist and toxicologist Deke Gundersen, and salmon biologist and enrolled member of the Umatilla Tribe, Ryan Branstetter.

June 22nd from 2-3:30 pm at St. Mary By The Sea Parish Hall (275 S Pacific St., Rockaway Beach, OR). Doors will open at 1:30 pm for mingling. Please join us!!

Please register for a Zoom event if you cannot attend in person.




Looking over Watershed

JETTY CREEK 1994-2022


Trygve’s photographic timeline of Jetty Creek from 1994 through 2022.

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This is Our Watershed

Senator Golden’s Bill Sb 1593

Senator Golden’s Bill Sb 1593 is set to have a hearing this Wednesday, 2/28 at 3:00pm. This bill

Senator Golden’s Bill Sb 1593

Meg Thompson, NCCWP Member: Letter to Senator Elizabeth Steiner

Dear Senator Elizabeth Steiner; I appreciate your desire to address fire risks to our forests. However, your Senate

Meg Thompson, NCCWP Member: Letter to Senator Elizabeth Steiner
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Please Sign Our Petition

Our petition, "SAFE WATER AND AIR", is aimed at building momentum around protecting our forests and drinking watersheds.

Learn more here and share it with everyone you know.

Thank you North Coast Community!

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.

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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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