We have had an especially wet winter and spring this year. While some of that rain soaks into our ground water, much of it runs off into local streams. When storm water travels […]
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 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 […]
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is happy to announce that there will be a FREE Agricultural Pesticide Collection Event on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Clackamas, OR. This is an ideal opportunity […]
Directors and coordinators representing all nine watershed councils in Clackamas County attended a Council of Councils meeting on March 1, 2022. District Manager Chris Lapp and staff member Cathy McQueeney represented the Clackamas […]
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District has a new video that explains our Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). The Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners […]
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 2022 Native Plant Sales are wrapping up. If you don’t get an opportunity to take advantage of one of our local partners’ sales listed below, check out this OSU native plant finder. […]
Every day we meet people who aren’t familiar with the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District. But that’s okay! We are always excited to meet new neighbors. And we certainly enjoy the exclamations […]
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 […]