Rain, rain, and more rain. How is your septic field holding up? Heavy, prolonged rain can have an impact on your septic system’s performance. Most of your septic system is sealed and is […]
The Water Quality and Quantity category covers protecting and restoring the quality of surface and ground water. District programs include water quality monitoring and many conservation practices. Rain gardens and bioswales help clean water before it infiltrates into ground water. Livestock exclusion fencing keeps animals out of surface water.
Activities focusing on water quality are about assuring future supplies of water for people, plants, and animals. Rainwater harvesting and irrigation system improvements are good examples of water quantity practices.
English ivy (Hedera helix) may conjure up images of cozy, country cottages, but don’t be deceived. This invasive weed can destroy buildings, poison pets, and topple trees. Ivy grows quickly, requires little maintenance, […]
Native plants are a great way to beautify your yard, pollinator garden, or hedgerow! While wintertime may seem gloomy, the promise of a new growing season is just around the corner. Now is […]
Did you know that the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District offers a Residential Septic System Repair and Replacement Loan Program to homeowners in Clackamas County? And did you know that these loans […]
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District staff and Board of Directors are happy to welcome Drew Donahue as the District’s new Multi-County Riparian Technician. Donahue holds a bachelor of science degree in environmental […]
Every day we meet people who have not yet heard of the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District. But that’s okay! We are always excited to meet new faces and enjoy the exclamations […]
Fall has officially arrived and soon we’ll be firmly immersed in rain and mud season. Landowners with livestock face additional challenges once the Oregon rains arrive in full. Muddy pastures and paddocks can […]
Wildfire Resources The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District would like to express its sincere gratitude to all of the fire fighters around the district and across the state who are or have […]
August may be National Water Quality Month, but the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District works on water quality and water quantity issues all year long! Water is a valuable and necessary resource […]