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 […]
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.
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 […]
A recently completed conservation project with local nursery producer J. Frank Schmidt and Son Co. is a water savings success! The drip irrigation project involved the installation of drip tape on 68 acres for in-ground seedling […]
Attention all agricultural producers! Take advantage of this opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of old and unusable agricultural pesticides in Estacada on Friday, April 28, 2017. Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with […]
We have had an especially wet winter and there is more rain in store for us this spring. While some of that rain soaks into our ground water, much of it runs off into local streams. […]
Dealing With Mud and Drainage plus Great Ideas for Manure Management Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District invites local horse owners to attend the upcoming workshop – Dealing with Mud and Drainage plus Great Ideas for […]