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 […]
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.
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 […]
This workshop has been cancelled. Please contact us directly if you have questions or are looking for resources to assist you by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This May, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation […]
This event is now full. We’re happy to saw that we have allocated all of the monies provided to the District by Department of Environmental Quality for this collection event. Thank you to […]
Last fall, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District began a pilot program to offer Residential Septic System Repair Loans to homeowners in the Clackamas River watershed for the repair or replacement of failed […]
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has a variety of tools, information, and resources to help folks who believe that conservation and good stewardship of our lands is a critical function to […]
On Tuesday, December 20, 2017 , the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors unanimously approved Watershed Council Support Grants totaling $108,250. These grants will be distributed to ten watershed councils […]
Manure management may be one of the less glamorous responsibilities of owning or caring for livestock, but this information from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District can help! Here is the second […]