Jackson SWCD helps to sponsor the Oregon Envirothon Competition held every year at the Oregon Gardens in Silverton. This hands-on science competition, gives high school students the opportunity to analyze real-world environmental issues and solve problems as a team. Winners of the Oregon Envirothon are then invited to the North American Envirothon Competition to compete for scholarships […]

Having Trouble Calling Us?


Our phone system was suddenly updated and is being a bit problematic. You may now call our staff directly using the phone numbers listed on our CONTACT US page. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and any frustration you may have experienced when calling us.

Watershed Exploration Days are Here!


Looking for fun, family-friendly activities in the Rogue Valley? Every fall, Jackson County is full of events to help you get outside and connect with your local streams, rivers, and riparian areas. You can dance to live music at the Bear Creek Salmon Festival, hike the upper watershed near Mt. Ashland, or view the salmon migration […]

Does your compost need a boost?


See our Manure Exchange Page for local landowners that have free manure available. Also available is a step-by-step guide on Composting Livestock Manure if you have a little more than you can handle! Managing your manure is just one of the many ways to protect your drinking water and local streams. For more ideas, click […]

Do you know what’s in your drinking water?

Wasserpumpe im Garten

Free Well Water Testing for Nitrate is being offered Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am at our office, 89 Alder Street in Central Point (across from the Grange Co-op).   Did you know that in some parts of the Rogue Valley drinking water from private wells has been found to contain high levels of nitrate?  Nitrate is a […]

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