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Claudia is Coming to the Molalla-Pudding Rivers Celebration!

Come visit Claudia on May 21st!!

Come visit Claudia on May 21st!!

When you see a 29-foot Chinook salmon heading to Canby Community Park, you know something exciting is happening! Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2016, for the Molalla-Pudding Rivers Celebration. A flurry of fun activities will celebrate conservation and restoration activities on these two river systems.The Celebration will offer folks the chance to listen to talks on local amphibians and turtles, hear from a local landowner working on

The Celebration will offer folks the chance to listen to talks on local amphibians and turtles, hear from a local landowner working on streamside restoration of his property, find out about invasive species in our waterways, and learn about conservation activities involving local youth. Come make native plant seed balls to take home and listen to music by “The Other Guys” while checking out displays from local and state organizations. You can even support your local Boy Scout Troop #258 by purchasing a bite to eat from their BBQ!

Best of all will be the opportunity to take your photo with the largest Chinook salmon in the park! Claudia Chinook has newly painted murals inside her belly and a fresh coating on her scales. She will remind us that May 21 is World Fish Migration Day, connecting fish, rivers, and people! Conservation activities including access to habitat and working toward clean water are good for fish and people alike!

The following partners make this event possible: Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Molalla River Watch, Pudding River Watershed Council, the Molalla River Alliance, Canby Historical Society, Oregon State Marine Board, Wilderness International, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Conservation District Awards 2016 Partnership Grants

Canby Farmers Market OPENING DAY FLYER (Small)

Some local farmers markets will begin operations as early as April 30, 2016!

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 , the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors unanimously approved partnership support grants totaling $142,075. These grants will be distributed to farmers markets and watershed councils within the District boundaries. Partner organizations like these share similar goals as the Conservation District and are effective at overseeing local projects and achieving positive results in their communities.

Farmers Market Grants

This year, ten farmers markets in Clackamas County will receive $41,600 in support for their 2016 market season. These funds help support our local farmers by expanding their customer base and provide county residents with easy access to fresh, healthy food produced locally. Successful farmers markets mean local farmers can better manage productive soils, making them available for agricultural production now and into the future. Economically viable farms are better able to conserve water and soil resources and maintain healthy habitat. That’s good for the farm, native wildlife, our waterways and drinking water, and you!

Awards to Clackamas County Farmers Markets went to:


This document captures just some of the many great on-the-ground projects undertaken by our local watershed councils. See link below.

Watershed Council Grants

The Conservation District also provides support to all of our local watershed councils. Ten different watershed councils are located either wholly or partially in Clackamas County. Local watershed councils are highly effective in planning, developing, and implementing projects to maintain and restore streamside areas and to improve fish and wildlife habitat. Their education programs inform people about watershed processes and functions and they make a significant positive impact on the local environment, economy, and community.

We are happy to announce that partner support grants totalling $100,475 have been awarded to the following ten watershed councils.

Clackamas River Basin Council
Greater Oregon City Watershed Council
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
Molalla River Watch
North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council
Oswego Lake Watershed Council
Pudding River Watershed Council
Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
Tryon Creek Watershed Council
Tualatin River Watershed Council

Each of our grant recipients has demonstrated their ability to plan and implement conservation activities that help conserve our precious natural resources. The District is pleased to partner with these organizations by participating in joint projects and by providing funding to support the councils and their work.

SPRING 2016 WC & SWCD Partner Newsletter
SPRING 2016 WC & SWCD Partner Newsletter
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District Provides Support for Local Watershed Councils

Win WinAs a local government, the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District works to conserve natural resources throughout Clackamas County. The District has access to state and federal resources to assist in understanding and fixing issues with water, habitat, soil health, and more.

Watershed councils are even more local, often operating as non-profit organizations working within a watershed to improve habitat and water quality. Councils can access some state resources as well as receive grants from non-profit foundations.

By working together, the District and watershed councils can access just about any kind of technical and financial resource needed to get to the root of natural resource issues and resolve them. It’s a very productive partnership that benefits all of us in Clackamas County.

At their November 18, 2014 regular meeting, the Clackamas County SWCD Board of Directors approved $70,000 in grants to help support the work of eight watershed councils in Clackamas County. This amount is about ten percent of the total amount the District has earmarked for implementation of conservation practices and the support of key partners.

The councils that receive these funds from the District use them to:

  • plan and implement new conservation projects
  • seek grants to leverage the funds we provide
  • deliver outreach and education activities to residents
  • help develop new partnerships
  • employ technical staff and build organizational capacity
  • improve the content and function of websites

In short, councils help advance the mission of the District, and we’re delighted to be able to provide support.

Float and Fill the Boat!

Down the River Cleanup Photo by Chris Ortolano

Down the River Clean Up team photo by Chris Ortolano

This exciting news has been shared with us by our friends at Clackamas River Watershed Council!

We Love Clean Rivers and the Clackamas River Basin Council proudly present:

12th Annual Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Barton Park

All participants must pre-register online
Registration closes on Sept 5, 2014 at 8 am.

This is an on-river, volunteer clean up. All non-motorized watercrafts are invited!

This event annually attracts over 400 people, and typically removes 3-4 tons of trash from the Clackamas River, that also provides more than 400,000 residents with fresh drinking water! We Love Clean Rivers and CBRC hopes you’ll join them in making this 12th Anniversary a splashing success!

Afterward a fun productive day on the river, all are invited back to Barton County Park from 3-6 pm for a family friendly celebration with a free BBQ, live music by Goldfoot, Base Camp Brewing Company libations, booths, games, prizes and a great silent auction.

Questions? Details may be found on the website or email the coordinator.

Plant with us Along the Trolley Trail!

Milwaukie Trolley Trail

Stringfield Park – The Trolley Trail

Volunteers are needed to help us restore native habitat in Stringfield Park along the Trolley Trail with native plants, shrubs and trees!

This bike-friendly planting event is a great opportunity to shake off your winter blahs, get some fresh air and exercise, and make a meaningful contribution to your community. A couple of our crews will be biking along the Trolley Trail to plant trees and shrubs. If you have a bike and the ability to bring it to this event, please do! If you don’t, there will be plenty of planting opportunities for those on foot as well.

  • WHAT?  Native plant, shrub and tree planting, on foot or bike
  • WHEN? Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • WHERE? Stringfield Park, 3614 SE Naef Rd, Milwaukie OR

Please arrive around 8:45 a.m. to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun!

RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people – click HERE to do so.

Please contact Andy or Jenny at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information.

This event is sponsored by Clackamas County SWCD, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, North Clackamas Urban Watershed Council, Oak Lodge Sanitary District and Friends of Trees.