After two years of work with local residents, land managers, municipalities, community groups, and state and federal agencies, Clackamas SWCD and Cascade Environmental Group are excited to present the final draft assessment and […]
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.
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District will host a live online presentation and listening session regarding the final draft of the Molalla River drinking water source quality Assessment and Action Plan on Wednesday, […]
Finding the right cover crop that works well with a particular agricultural crop is not always easy. What works for some growers and systems may not work for others. However, a local hazelnut […]
Our new video series for Erosion Control Practices has information that you want to know! The lifeblood of any agricultural operation is the soil. It is not something we can just replace. Depending […]
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 28th The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) is pleased to publish a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Residential Septic System Repair Services. CSWCD is requesting applications from […]
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is happy to announce an upcoming virtual workshop for septic system owners , “Know Your Septic System – Check It, Fix It, and Maintain It!” Virtual […]
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 […]
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 […]