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12th Annual Clackamas County Lavender Festival

It’s not too early to be thinking about this year’s 12th Annual Clackamas County Lavender Festival. Each year, the Oregon Lavender Farm in Oregon city hosts a community festival to support, enjoy, and provide education on sustainable agriculture in Clackamas County. This year’s event will be held on June 23 and 24, 2018.

The District has long supported this event and each year we offer a fun and educational children’s activity. We also have lots of helpful information for Clackamas County landowners interested in learning more about what steps they can take to protect and preserve our community natural resources.

Visitors to our booth with also get to experience our beautifully appointed soil tunnel. Learn about soil health and all of the ways soil impacts our lives with this interactive and cleverly wrought exhibit.

Activities for the weekend include:

  • live music
  • lavender distillation demonstrations
  • wine and beer tasting
  • u-pick lavender harvest
  • lavender arts and crafts
  • and much, much more!

This event is sponsored by the Oregon-California Trails Association, Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center, and Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Board Meeting: Public Hearings and Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District will hold two public hearings and a regular meeting on June 19, 2018, in the District’s conference room at 221 Molalla Avenue, Suite 102, Oregon City, Oregon. The hearings will begin at 4:00 pm and the regular meeting will immediately follow. All three are open to the public.

The purpose of the hearings will be to collect public comment on the District’s planned acquisition of a conservation easement and a proposal for CSWCD to secure a loan for the construction of an office, meeting, and educational facility.

 

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Public Hearing

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a public hearing as required by ORS 271.735 for the purpose of receiving comments on CSWCD’s planned acquisition of a conservation easement. Clackamas SWCD is authorized in ORS 568.550 (1) (v) to hold conservation easements.

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Public Hearing

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a public hearing as required by ORS 568.550 (1) (f) for the purpose of receiving comments on a proposal for CSWCD to secure a loan for the construction of an office, meeting, and educational facility.

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Stop the Invasion: FREE Weed Management Workshop

The Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area is pleased to announce: Stop the Invasion: Weed Management 101.

The Columbia Gorge CWMA, the Washington Invasive Species Council, Washington State University Extension, and APHIS are co-hosting a fantastic opportunity to learn about invasive species in the Columbia River Gorge. Participants will learn identification and control methods for dealing with pesky common weeds, as well as reporting methods for high priority invasive problems. Topics also include learning about important diseases and bugs.

Special guests, the Underwood Conservation District, will also be on hand talking about fire safety and how you can prevent fire on your rural property!

Bring your friends and neighbors and learn how to Stop the Invasion! This FREE class will help you gain control over your garden and contribute to the health of the region.

See complete details and register for this great event by clicking here.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

  • When: Sat, May 19, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM
  • Where: Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Rd. Hood River, OR 97031
  • Cost: FREE!

Pesticide Applicator Credits are available!

3 Oregon Herbicide Applicator credits will be available.
4 Washington Herbicide Applicator Credits will be available.

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Board Meeting: Public Hearing and Regular Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a public hearing and a regular meeting on May 15, 2018, in the District’s conference room at 221 Molalla Avenue, Suite 102, Oregon City, Oregon. The hearing will begin at 4:00 pm and the regular meeting will immediately follow. Both are open to the public.

The purpose of the hearing will be to collect public comment on the approved budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019).

Preceding the hearing and regular meeting, the Board will hold a work session from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm to work with staff on elements of the District’s long-range plan. The work session is also open to the public.

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FREE Agricultural Pesticide Collection Event

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is happy to announce that there will be a FREE Agricultural Pesticide Collection event on Friday, June 1, in Molalla!

This is an ideal opportunity for agricultural landowners or their family members to search out their barns, sheds, and basements for old, restricted, or unusable pesticides or herbicides.

Participation in the event is FREE and ANONYMOUS, but you must pre-register for an appointment. This allows Clean Harbors to have the necessary containers and protective equipment on hand to manage your pesticides.

Funding for this event is limited, so register early to secure your spot.

Register by May 25th:

  • Contact Mike Mason of Clean Harbor Environmental Services at 971-401-0367 or by email at Mason.MichaelR@cleanharbors.com
  • After May 25th, call Clean Harbors to see if room is available
  • Registration Forms and additional information can be found below
Registration Form Pesticide Collection Event June 1 2018 Molalla
Registration Form Pesticide Collection Event June 1 2018 Molalla
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Clean Harbors will also accept clean, “dirt and residue free”, triple rinsed or pressure-washed plastic pesticide containers. No registration is needed for empty containers.

This collection event is sponsored by: Clackamas SWCD, Pudding River Watershed Council, Marion SWCD, City of Molalla, and the Oregon Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Quality.

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Wildlife-Friendly Gardening Workshop

Join us this coming Saturday, April 14, 2018, for a Wildlife-Friendly Gardening Workshop from 8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. at the Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College!!

Join our team of conservation education experts as you learn how to create wildlife-friendly spaces in your own yard or community area. Participants will also learn how to incorporate native plants and other wildlife habitat to attract beneficial insects and pollinators. You’ll also discover naturescaping design tips, and learn what you can do to become a sustainable gardener.

Cost for this workshop is $20 per person. Please dress for the weather — we will be both indoors and enjoying the great outdoors.

Registration for this event is a bit tricky, but if you follow these directions, you’ll be successful!

  • Go to www.clackamas.edu/workshops
  • Select Visit CougarTrax
  • Select Continuing Education
  • Click on Search for Classes/Workshops
  • At Course Code Number, enter XELC
  • Select the class and complete registration (requires a credit or debit card payment)

This workshop is offered jointly by the following organizations:

National Wildlife Federation, Northwest Steelheaders, Audubon Society of Portland, Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Columbia Land Trust, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Clackamas River Basin Council, Clackamas Community College.

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