Possible project on Mt. Scott and Camas creeks

Clackamas County SWCD staff visited a potential project site today at North Clackamas Park. Two streams pass through the park: Mt. Scott Creek and Camas Creek. Like many urban streams, these two streams have high water flows immediately after a rainstorm, with stream levels subsiding quickly after the storm passes.

If the project proceeds, objectives of the various partners will be to:

  • Enhance ecological functions and diversity for fish and wildlife
  • Improve watershed health awareness
  • Provide community stewardship opportunities
  • Increase educational opportunities
  • Enhance access to nature

To accomplish these objectives, project partners would:

  • Restore and protect riparian forest
  • Install four engineered log structures
  • Stabilizing 320 feet of streambank
  • Decommission 530 feet of trail
  • Install overlooks with interpretive signs
  • Restore one foot bridge for ADA access
  • Remove the culvert on Camas Creek
No decision has been made about the District’s role in this potential project. We are interested because of the benefits to natural resources this work would provide, and because the project presents an opportunity to help people appreciate nature in a way that minimizes impacts to natural resources.

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