On Tuesday, December 22, 2018, the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors unanimously approved Watershed Council Support Grants totaling $118,000. Ten watershed councils, located wholly or partially within Clackamas County […]
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.
Directors and coordinators representing all ten watershed councils in Clackamas County attended a Council of Councils meeting on January 9, 2019. General Manager Tom Salzer and staff member Cathy McQueeney represented the Clackamas […]
This year, the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, in collaboration with Tualatin SWCD, is offering TWO Alayne Blickle workshops for horse owners. Registration is now open for both of these workshops, so […]
Milk Creek, in the Molalla River basin, is home to a number of fish species: Chinook and Coho salmon, winter steelhead, cutthroat trout, and Pacific lamprey. So when the Clackamas Soil and Water […]
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 […]
Water rights are a frequent topic of conversation during the long, hot summer here in Clackamas County. How can one obtain a water right? Do I need one? And, frequently, just what is […]
August is National Water Quality Month and what better time draw attention to the importance of having clean water than during a month when many people are outside enjoying summer water activities. Water […]
A new fact sheet on porous pavement is now available from Oregon State University. Porous pavement, also known as permeable or pervious pavement, allows rain and stormwater to soak into the soil instead […]
On June 1, 2018, a pesticide collection event was held at Bolander Field in Molalla, OR. Pesticide applicators from around the North Willamette Valley dropped off their old, unusable, or restricted pesticides for […]
Homeowners often have a love-hate relationship with their lawns. Some folks have lawns that are regulated through a homeowners association while other feel the peer pressure from neighboring gardeners. Still others truly love […]
The weather is beginning to warm and spring pasture grasses are growing, but wait! Don’t turn those horses out too early! While your horses may have been hanging out in a sacrifice area […]