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 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 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 […]
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 […]