On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 , the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors unanimously approved Watershed Council Partnership Support Grants totaling $95,000. These grants will be distributed to nine watershed councils within the District boundaries. […]
The Water Quality and Quantity category covers protecting and restoring the quality of surface and ground water, and assuring future supplies of water for people, plants, and animals. District programs include water quality monitoring and many conservation practices. Rain gardens and bioswales help clean water before it infiltrates into ground water. Rainwater harvesting and irrigation system improvements are good examples of water quantity practices.
Got bugs? Did you notice folks in orange vests looking under rocks and kicking the sediment in Doane and North Fork Deep Creeks in early October? They were staff and volunteers from Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District […]
Early in November, several organizations worked together to hold two pesticide collection events in Clackamas County. More than 8,437 pounds of unused, old, restricted, or damaged pesticides were collected from area agricultural producers. These pesticides were safely disposed […]
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District has four top priorities when addressing conservation needs in Clackamas County: water, wildlife, weeds, and working lands. These priorities are part of our larger set of District W’s. The District’s plans and […]
Safely and anonymously dispose of old and unusable pesticides! Clackamas SWCD is partnering with Clackamas River Water Providers to offer a 2016 Pesticide Round-up primarily for farm producers in the Clackamas River watershed, but all producers in the […]
As those rainy days of winter loom on the horizon, take advantage of the sunny, warm fall days to prepare your farm for winter! Tackling maintenance and good management practices now may help you avoid hours of cold, […]
Energy Trust of Oregon has asked us to help get the word out to all local agricultural producers who have made irrigation purchases since the beginning of the year. Purchasers are reminded that they only have 180 days […]