Late winter is upon us and our local watershed councils have many fabulous watershed volunteer opportunities available here in Clackamas County!
This is the best time of year for planting native trees, shrubs, and ground cover. Watershed councils are terrific at mobilizing volunteers from their community to get a huge amount of work done. Volunteer events in late winter are focused on planting, but clean-up events, trail clearing, and invasive weed removal events are held throughout the year.
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District partners with watershed councils in our area by providing annual partnership support grants and other funding. Projects supported by the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District help to protect drinking water, reduce erosion, and protect native fish and wildlife. Together, we are protecting our natural resources for enjoyment today and for future generations!
Be a Watershed Volunteer!
Right now there is an event in a nearby community for you and your friends or family! Take a look at these upcoming opportunities. Space is often limited, so be sure to register today!
- 3 Creeks Natural Areas Planting, February 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – noon, Milwaukie
- Happy Valley Heights Natural Area Planting, March 14, 2020, 8:30 – noon, Happy Valley
- Minthorn Spring Quarterly Work Party, March 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Milwaukie
- 11th Annual Watershed Wide Event, March 14, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – noon, various sites
- Watershed Wide Event!, March 7, 2020, 8:45 a.m. – noon, 10 different sites to choose from!
- Invasive Weed Removal Work Party, March 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – noon, Dahl Beach, Gladstone
- Xmas Tree Placement, April 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Milo McIver State Park
- Xmas Tree Placement, May 2, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – noon, TBD
- Lake Oswego High School, March 14, 2020, 8:30 – noon, Lake Oswego
- Westlake Oaks Woodland Ivy Pull, March 21 and April 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Lake Oswego
Don’t see a watershed volunteer event in your watershed? Reach out to your local watershed coordinator to find ways you can help!