Staff and Board of Directors



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Angela Clegg, Education Coordinator.


Angela  is the Watershed Education Coordinator for the SSWC. She teaches natural resource education to Sweet Home and Lebanon area students, co-coordinates the annual Outdoor School, works with area science teachers to bring environmental science/ecology curriculum outside with full-day field days, and has numerous restorations projects with the Youth Watershed Council including private landowners, businesses, and city properties. She has also worked as a summer fisheries technician at the USFS, and led monitoring efforts in 2011 and 2012 for the Moose Creek restoration project.   In the summer of 2014 Angela was a stream monitoring technician for the SSWC monitoring program.

Angie’s email:  stewards.ywc [at}



Eric Andersen, Council Coordinator.

Eric is Council Coordinator for the SSWC.  He started working with the South Santiam, North Santiam and Calapooia River Watershed Councils in 2010 as regional monitoring coordinator before serving as monitoring lead for the Willamette Model Watershed Program.  He has a M.S. in Water Resources Science from Oregon State University.  His thesis involved creating a decision support tool for prioritizing restoration of aquatic connectivity in western Oregon.  Prior to working with the Watershed Councils, he established a forest road decommissioning training program between the Washington state chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Eric has over 18 years of experience in environmental restoration, biological field surveys and project management.  Soccer, guitar, reading and working in the garden occupy his time in between traveling and river trips.

Eric’s email:  e.andersen.sswc [at]




SSWC Dec 2017 Board and employee photo

Board of Directors and staff (from left to right):

  • Lee Peterman
  • Angela Clegg (education staff)
  • Tyler Pedersen (project manager)
  • Katie Kohl
  • Scott Marlega
  • Nancy Gilmore, Treasurer
  • Norm Kaldahl
  • Diane Kaldahl
  • Nancy MacHugh
  • Ken Crouse
  • Richard Bates
  • Eric Andersen (council coordinator)

Technical advisors (not pictured):

  • Lance Gatchell (USFS liaison)




Mission: To involve local people in the enhancement and protection of the South Santiam watershed for the social and economic benefit of its landowners, managers, and users.