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, […]
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.
The 2024 Native Plant Sales are in full swing. While the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District doesn’t host a native plant sale, many of our local districts do. And if you don’t […]
Clackamas County is home to nine different watershed councils. These councils exists wholly or partially within the Clackamas SWCD service area and they are highly valued partners. Directors and coordinators representing all nine […]
If you have livestock or horses, then you have manure! You may have a mountain of manure that grows daily. So, is it a problem or is it a benefit? The Rain […]
Fall has officially arrived. 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 cause […]
Do you own a property with a septic system? If so, this is the perfect week to revisit good SepticSmart tips to keep your system in excellent working condition. SepticSmart Week runs September […]
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District has three videos that address horse pasture, mud, and manure management. They are quick and informative! Did your dream of weed-free, lush pasture turn into weedy, […]
Manure management may be one of the less glamorous responsibilities of owning or caring for livestock, but this information from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District can help! Here is the […]
One horse produces 50 pounds of manure per day. Manure and bedding for a horse in a single year can exceed 25 cubic yards. When multiplied by a number of animals, this can […]