There are Many ways you can help!
The Friends of West Salem Watersheds (FOWSW), is the 501(c)3 that was established to collect and hold funds for the Glenn and Gibson Creeks Watershed Council. The Friends of West Salem Watersheds is all volunteer and takes no percentage of donated funds. 100% of your donations to the Glenn and Gibson Creeks Watershed Council go toward on the ground habitat improvement or to environmental education.
Thank you for your support!
CAN BE MAILED TO US
What are you donating for? Your donations will help us provide many of the following important needs:
- Controlling invasive or noxious weeds
- Re-foresting area streams & rivers
- Engaging people of all ages to volunteer
- Educating our community on watershed issues
- Protection of our local wild habitats
- Helping fish & wildlife populations
- Enhancing watershed quality & flow
Your check can be mailed to us but needs to be made payable to: Friends of West Salem Watersheds
P.O. Box 5005
Salem, OR 97304
Friends of West Salem Watershed Tax ID #20-2959625
ONLINE THROUGH PAYPAL ... OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD
You are not required to have or use a PayPal account to contribute using this link. If you'd prefer to use a credit/debit card, simply select "Donate with a debit or credit card" to contribute that way.
EASILY DONATE THROUGH YOUR SHOPPING!
DESIGNATE YOUR AMAZON SMILE REWARDS
Go to your account at https://smile.amazon.com/ and search the charities to find Friends of West Salem Watersheds and then select it to be the charity you are supporting. No extra cost is passed to you but Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to us! Please note: the search name you enter must be exactly as shown.
ASSIGN YOUR FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS
You can donate using your Fred Meyer rewards by linking your card whenever you are shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping Friends of West Salem Watersheds. Just click here to get started linking your card to help and remember to use your card every time you shop!
SALEM ELECTRIC HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Salem Electric offers members the option of participating in the Habitat Improvement Program (HIP) to help improve local native fish and wildlife habitat. HIP allows members to make automatic monthly contributions through their Salem Electric bill, or one-time donations (pledges can be canceled at any time). Contributions are forwarded to the Mid Willamette Watershed Alliance, a 501c3 organization. SALEM ELECTRIC'S CONTRIBUTION FORM
Donations collected in Polk County are assigned to habitat improvements in the Glenn-Gibson Creek Watershed and donations from Marion County fund Claggett Creek projects.
If you have questions, contact us at 503 362-3601 or by email at: se@SalemElectric.com. Sign up today by completing the attached form and mailing it to: SALEM ELECTRIC PO BOX 5588 SALEM OR 97304
DONATE THROUGH YOUR
REFUNDABLE BOTTLES & CANS
We're now part of Bottle Drop/Give. It’s a simple process. Just fill our pre-labeled blue bags with refundable cans and bottles and drop them off at any of the Bottle Drop sites in Salem. Staff will count the refundables and credit our account. If you would like one or more of our blue bags to fill, send an email to email@example.com. We will arrange to get bags to you. All funds received will be used to enhance and maintain healthy watershed for our area.
GIVE DONATIONS AS GIFTS TO OTHERS... OR DONATE THROUGH YOUR WILL OR TRUST
Consider gifting family members or the outdoor enthusiasts on your list with a donation in their honor.
We are local volunteers who act together so support the economy and quality of life of our communities ... along with the collaboration of interested landowners, agencies and businesses... we work to facilitate the restoration of habitat important to fish and wildlife, and to us all.
You can add to our effectiveness as a community effort through your volunteer work and we would love to have you participate.
Glenn and Gibson Creeks Watershed Council Volunteers:
- Observe and record conditions through time for all projects
- Work on tabling events for education and outreach
- Pull weeds and plant natives
- Develop, manage and maintain restoration projects
- Represent an interest group on the GGWC
- Represent the GGWC to their interest group and to the general public
- Work on the newsletter
Email us to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU CAN ALSO GET INVOLVED by contacting your elected officials and ask them to adopt environmental legislation that protects water resources and supports land conservation and by joining and/or volunteering at your local watershed organization – like the Glenn and Gibson Creeks Watershed Council!