PLEASE NOTE: This event is now full. Thirty-two people have signed up to participate, and we are expecting 30,000 pounds of old and unusable pesticides. Thanks to everyone for making this a very successful collection event. […]
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.
This October, a special demonstration day was offered for local nursery growers that showcased construction technology to control erosion. Growers, along with conservation personnel, gathered in a field belonging to the event sponsor, Surface Nursery in […]
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 18-22, 2017, but […]
We are happy to announce that the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District now offers a Residential Septic System Repair Loan Program for homeowners in the Clackamas River watershed to repair or replace failed and failing […]
Fall has yet to officially arrive, but social media is already abuzz about the upcoming rain and mud season. Landowners with livestock face additional challenges once the Oregon rains arrive in full. Muddy pastures and paddocks […]
In late April, several organizations worked together to hold the most recent pesticide collection event in Clackamas County. More than 9,000 pounds of unused, old, restricted, or damaged pesticides were collected from area agricultural producers. This […]