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Our Story

Turning Concern Into Action

In 2019, a group of Camas residents became concerned about the increasingly frequent toxic algae blooms in Lacamas, Round, and Fallen Leaf  Lakes. The Lacamas Watershed Council emerged out of their collective desire for actions to speak louder than words.


The Lacamas Watershed Council knows that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers with varied perspectives and talents. 


Mission & Vision

Our mission is to improve and advocate for the safety, health, and recreational values of the Lacamas Creek Watershed with a focus on the lakes within the City of Camas. Our efforts are aimed at researching and implementing best practice solutions to improve water quality in our watershed and provide for the safe enjoyment of our streams and lakes.  

The Lacamas Watershed’s streams and lakes are safe, healthy and enjoyable now with a robust lake management plan safeguarding the future.

Operating Principle

Our three-fold vision is to explore and fix all areas that currently contribute to the poor water quality of our lakes; to expedite action addressing safety and health concerns, and to provide a long-term solution for easy monitoring and problem detection. 

Our vision will be met by exploring and helping resolve issues contributing to poor water quality in our streams and lakes; expediting action addressing safety and health concerns, and providing for long-term solutions to detect and quickly address changes in water quality within our watershed. 

Our efforts will include the following:

  • Organizing and implementing projects to improve water quality alongside lake and
    governmental organizations, 
    civic leaders, and other strategic partners


  • Advocating for water quality in the governmental decision-making process

  • Updating the community on issues affecting Lacamas watershed streams and lakes

  • Educating citizens who live, work and play within our watershed

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