The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas. Community members and landowners use scientific criteria to decide jointly what needs to be done to conserve and improve rivers and natural habitats in the places where they live. OWEB grants are funded from the Oregon Lottery, federal dollars and salmon license plate revenue. The agency, which was created in 1999, is led by a 17-member citizen board drawn from the public at large, tribes, and federal and state natural resource agency boards and commissions. Headquartered in Salem, OWEB has 34 employees, six of whom are regional field representatives located in offices around the state.
Mailing Address: 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 360, Salem 97301-1290
Contact: Meta Loftsgaarden, Executive Director
Legal and Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 541