Welcome to MolallaRiverWatch.org. Molalla RiverWatch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
created in 1992 by a group of local citizens for the purpose of protecting,
preserving, and restoring the flora, fauna and water quality of the Molalla
River and its tributaries. Concerned with the excessive amount of garbage
dumped along the river bank and often into the river, we are committed
to promoting respect and understanding of the Molalla River watershed
through education and conservation for present and future generations.
The membership is composed of a diverse group of local people. Our common
bond is a love for the Molalla and the beauty and recreational activities
Saturday, Nov. 16. – Trailwork and birthday party for Bill Taylor
Meet at Hardy Creek Trailhead to help continue the work on Leapfrog Loop Trail re-route until 1 pm.
Then help Bill celebrate his birthday at El Charrito in Molalla with free nachos and homemade birthday cake.
Please RSVP to
so there will be enough tools and food for everyone. As always, check out our calendar...
New Day & Location for Board Meetings:
Now the Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at the Molalla Public Library. Details on our calendar...
Molalla River Watch Celebrating 20+ Years!
In 1992, Molalla River Watch adopted 12 miles of the Molalla River in the Molalla
River Corridor through the SOLVE Adopt-A-River program and has been coordinating two
annual river cleanups for 20+ years.
Nov. 8, 2013 – Threatened Minnow Found In Molalla River Basin: "ODFW’s Native Fish Investigations Program recently teamed up with the Molalla River Watch. The result – the first sighting of Oregon chub in the lower Willamette basin in 60 years. ... Historically, Oregon chub occupied the Willamette River from the mouth of the Clackamas to the Coast Fork and Middle Fork of the Willamette River. However, the last observation of Oregon chub in the lower Willamette was at Oregon City in 1953." -- Read the full article, by Peggy Savage,
in the Molalla Pioneer (also in the Portland Tribune or OPB News).
Summer 2013 – New "Three Bears" and "Cedar Grove" Campgrounds:
The Three Bears campground's new driveway is on the left, approx. milepost 3, which is about 1/4 mile before you get to Hardy Creek trail-head. Cedar Grove Campground is a mile or so beyond Hardy Creek, with its new driveway on the left. They each include a central parking area, secluded campsites, water and restrooms. See a photo on Facebook or find them in person with directions to Hardy Creek Trailhead.
Spring, 2013 – Building a Habitat for Fish:
John Dvorsky, Principal Geomorphologist at Waterways Consulting, Inc. was highlighted in the Molalla Pioneer on February 12th, 2013 working on a fish habitat improvement project being completed at North Fork Molalla River. Read the article on WatWays.com