North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP) depends on the advocacy and support of community volunteers to safeguard our forests and drinking water sources along the coast.
This is a 100% grassroots group and we rely on your ideas and help!
If you are interested in volunteering, please come to our next NCCWP Group Meeting and/or email [email protected] with your ideas and inquiries.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the following efforts and activities throughout 2022 and into the future:
- Community Awareness & Outreach
- We are looking for help distributing flyers, lawn signs and other community outreach.
- We need to raise community awareness of how water and air quality is impacted by industrial forestry. We want to bring this issue to the court of public concern, and eventually create change through the ballot box.
- Citizen Science Efforts
- We will need volunteers to help with our citizen science air quality (smoke) monitoring efforts.
- We will need volunteers to help with our creek water monitoring and turbidity sampling efforts.
- Public Comment Writing & Media Outreach
- We will need many volunteers who are willing to write to legislative and government agencies.
- We will also need volunteers to do editorial advocacy for drinking water as a top priority—this involves writing into local news outlets. We have training available to help you with this.
- We may also need volunteers to help with media outreach.
- Tracking Forestry Practices Near You
- The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has a tracking system called FERNS and we could use volunteer support to track local forestry issues, spread the word about the tracking system, and learn where your own water comes from.
- Story Collection
- We’ve been collecting and documenting the stories of people in our communities who have been adversely affected by clearcutting and pesticide spraying. We need volunteers to share their stories and to gather neighbors’ and friends’ stories, too.
We are also looking for volunteers with experience in any of the following:
- Graphics and marketing (ads creation for local papers, and more)
- Fundraising (including grant-writing and/or potential future events planning)
- Assistance in finding quality speakers to attend our meetings
- Project development
- Any other expertise you can bring!
Our coastal communities are the reason we advocate, and we want to hear from you firsthand! Feel free to reach out, and please attend our larger NCCWP Group Meetings throughout 2022.
If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up here. You are also invited to our next NCCWP Group Meeting and/or email [email protected] with your ideas and inquiries. You can also sign up for our newsletter to receive updates.
Contact: [email protected]