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? If large […]
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 Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District recently completed Molalla Watershed Drinking Water Source Protection Plan. This plan identified threats to the Molalla River water quality. The technical advisory committee for the plan […]
Join us in celebrating the first annual Source Water Protection Week: September 26 – October 2, 2021. While this is the first time recognizing this week, protecting our drinking water sources is important […]
Check out our three new 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, muddy pastures with very […]
August may be National Water Quality Month, but the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District works on water quality issues all year long! Water is a valuable and necessary resource for all of […]
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 […]
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 […]