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Watershed Projects

Protecting and Preserving Oregon’s Watersheds



Just north of Lincoln City, where the Salmon River flows into the Pacific, one of the last wild tracks of coastland has been preserved. In Seaside, you can hike its marshy trails and observe any one of 157 different species of birds flying overhead or nesting on its river banks. And in Milton-Freewater, the river that winds its way through town, now flows year-round, where once it didn’t. The Salmon River Estuary, Neawanna Estuary System and the Walla Walla River are just a few of the thousands of successful watershed projects funded with Oregon Lottery® dollars. Administered through Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, these dollars help create and maintain healthy watersheds throughout the state. Whether it’s restoring salmon habitat or improving water quality, Lottery profits are helping make our state as hospitable to fish and wildlife as it is to people.

Since 1985 over $7 billion in Lottery profits has gone to economic development, education, state parks and watershed enhancement.

Featured Lottery Funded Projects >>


Whychus Creek

Whychus Creek >>


Watershed enhancement & revitalization [more info]
Gilchrist State Forest

Gilchrist State
Forest >>


First new state forest in 60 years. [more info]
Neal Creek

Neal Creek >>


Coho and Steelhead thrive.
[more info]

Past Lottery Funded Projects >>


Salmon River Estuary

Salmon River
Estuary >>


Preserving rare habitats.
[more info]
Fish Screens

Fish Screens >>


Keeping fish where they belong.
[more info]
Zumwalt State Park

Zumwalt Prairie >>


33,000 acres of bountiful grassland teeming with wildlife.
[more info]
Johnson Creek

Johnson Creek >>


Bringing fish back.
[more info]
McKay Creek

McKay Creek >>


Restoring a lost creek.
[more info]

2011 - 13 Lottery Fund
Allocations by County >>



County by County Fund Distribution


See how Oregon Lottery® dollars are working for Oregon.
[more info]

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Phone: 503-540-1000 • Fax: 503-540-1001 • Email: lottery.webcenter@state.or.us